Starting from the logic of global enterprises with dependances in a strategic network of different time zones, languages and geographical hotspots, Global Players will involve artists, curators and researchers from China, Brazil and EU in a tricontinental and experimental network project. A group of young artists, curators and researchers will stay for a one-month residency in Chongqing (China) and bring together the contributions from the three participating areas with research and visualizations on the topic of globalization. Performative and visual research will be mixed with discussions, written exchange, conferences and virtual work presentations.
The main idea behind this residency is that the current state of the project will be forwarded to a next timezone. This way the project is in constant moove and brings together the different spatial typologies (global and virtual) taking in consideration the very different social realities of the participating cities (Berlin, Chonqging and Sao Paulo). The project is a transcontinental artistic experiment that unites, discusses and negotiates the opportunities linked to the issue of globalization for a younger generation by making use of technological innovations.
Global Players is designed and curated by Artoholics – tracing on social, cultural and urban phenomena and takes place in the framework of Transnational Dialogues 2014. It is supported by the Youth in Action Programme of the European Union, the Goethe-Institut China, Organhouse Art Space, the UK Arts Council’s Artist’s International Development Fund and the Bundeskamzleramt Österreich – Kunst. The resident participants in Chongqing are Laura Engelhardt (Germany), Nina Gschloessl (Germany). Seila Fernandez Arconada (Spain/United Kingdom) and Petra Poelzl (Austria).
Gallery with posters of some of the activities organized within the Global Players Residency Programme: