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NEW MESSAGE | OPEN CALL

New Message is an international art project, aiming at answering the question — if we could send a message to another civilisation in the outer space, what would we tell them? What would you tell them?

Our team would like to invite you to contribute any kind of content you find appropriate for New Message — if it’s an original artwork or anything from your archives. We would be honored to include it and create New Message collectively.

We’re collecting images, videos and sounds. Our common greeting tells a story about who we are and where we come from.

You will find there information about upcoming shows and events. New Message will be presented, among others, at the 2019 Prague Quadrennial SE (https://www.pq.cz)  and WRO Media Art Biennale (http://wro2019.wrocenter.pl/en/).

New Message  was born out of the idea that we are not alone in the universe and that somewhere in the outer space there are civilizations that listen out for signals of life just like we do here on Earth. With them in mind, in order to describe our world to them, a multi-threaded message consisting of images, sounds and videos is being created.

New message  is a collective project. We do not exclude nor put value on any of the statements — there is no imposed subject or overarching question. We want everyone to be able to speak on their own behalf, because we believe that only in this way new message will be as inclusive and egalitarian as possible.

It is not the first time that we send a message in a bottle to ourselves / others. This time, however, there isn’t one privileged person who would decide what this message would contain. The new message is collective and subjective; it is an infinite polyphony of messages and information, including non-scientific ones. Anyone who takes part in the project can choose how they want to talk about who they are and where they come from.

What can humanity say about itself? We will learn that in the process. Our first goal is to create a contemporary archive of humankind. The second is to look at it as if it were a mirror.

contact: hello@new-message.pl or opencall@new-message.pl

deadline: 31st of May 2019
more infohttps://new-message.pl/newmsg/REGULATIONS_EN_PL.pdf