IAMONEWORLD [I am one world /IAOW] originated during a dream at night. A vivid dream about discovering the world in a solar-powered vehicle based on the idea that all is one. Hundreds of people (crowdfunders, co-creators and professional partners) helped in the following years to realize this dream.
The Solar Mobile is built up of 12 solar panels and 17 batteries. It consists of two elements and, depending on the conditions (such as rolling resistance and gradients), can reach speeds of 25 km per hour. Under ideal circumstances, distances of 60 km or more can be achieved in one day.
The vehicle weighs 1300+ kg. It travelled through the Netherlands, Belgium and Portugal.
You can read more about it in the publication ‘iamoneworld – realize your dream’, available as an artist’s edition and ebook.
VIDEO > Building of the solar mobile & the maiden trip - 12 solar panels, 17 batteries, 25 km p. hour. A dream comes true!
Crowd funding Since 2007 hundreds of iamoneworld shares have been sold to a great number of people. They received an artwork, had the opportunity to write their name on the Solar Mobile and were mentioned on the website.
Co-creation 100+ people have contributed to the realisation of the first phase of the project.
Professional partners & Sponsors 20+ professional partners and sponsors were involved in the realization of the project.
Content & social media
Photography Between 2007-2011 1.000+ photographs were shared on the web with 10.000+ views.
Video 10+ video's have been made in relation to the project, getting 85.000+ views up to date, on desktops, laptops, tablets, mobile phones and in cinemas.
2007-2012. Extended project that contains exhibitions, lectures, events, art works (video, photography, drawings, music) and publications
Locations NL, BE, PT
Commissions [selection] 2018Brabant [Cultural Capital of Europe], Provincie Noord-Brabant [province], Municipality of ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Stadsbibliotheek ‘s-Hertogenbosch
Exhibitions/Events/Presentations 15+ exhibitions/events/presentations were organized across EU concerning the iamoneworld project.
Speakers at events Martijn Aslander, Laura Babeliowsky, Bart Rutten, Coen van Veenendaal, Wietse Veenstra, Gerwin Verschuur, Sanne Roemen, Peke Hofman, Jos van der Ven.
Book publications iamoneworld - Realize Your Dream. Artists edition & e-book.
SELECTION OF VIDEOS MADE DURING THE PROJECT:
SOLAR MOBILE TRIP IN PORTUGAL
THE RULE OF SAINT AUGUSTINE
BOSTON VS SEVILLE: AN AMERICAN STUDENT IN SPAIN
PORTUGAL VS HOLLAND: THE ART OF LIVING TOGETHER
THE ART-HISTORICAL CONTEXT OF THE IAMONEWORLD PROJECT, BY BART RUTTEN
‘XL – examples of art works & art projects of XL size or duration’
Presentation by Bart Rutten – curator Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam/ director Centraal Museum Utrecht
Bart Rutten is an art historian and a specialist in the domain of film- and video art. He worked as a curator at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and currently is the director of the Centraal Museum Utrecht. He also presented a monthly item about contemporary art on Dutch national television. In these 2 videos Bart sketches the art-historical context of the first phase of the iamoneworld project.
Part 1 [13.43 min.] contains works of:
Richard Serra - Walter de Maria - Robert Smithson - Richard Long - Vito Acconci - Marina Abramovic & Ulay - Gerry Schum - Bas Jan Ader - Absalon
Part 2 [8.13 min.] contains works of:
Joep van Lieshout - Joost Conijn - Rirkrit Tiravanija - Esther Polak - Pieri Manzoni
FOR PERSONAL INSIGHTS AND CONCLUSIONS OF THE PROJECT, WATCH THIS 3 MIN. VIDEO TAKE THE LEAP:
VIDEO > TAKE THE LEAP
A few years ago I had a dream
I was travelling around the world in a solar-powered vehicle
Sharing my creative work as an artist
And meeting a lot of people on the way
All based on the awareness that everything is connected
All is one
The vision took root
And the seed began to grow
A lot of people started helping me
Innovative engineers, fast web developers, welders, carpenters, CEOs and students
Finally, the Solar Mobile was finished
12 solar panels, 17 batteries, 25 km an hour
And we made our maiden trip in the Dutch countryside
Then it was time to start travelling
A new challenge
The first expeditions on solar energy took place in the Netherlands, Belgium and Portugal
I met farmers, priests, schoolchildren, policemen and electricians
Cameramen, journalists and the occasional mayor
And again and again people asked me: what’s your goal?
Was it driving around the world in a solar-powered vehicle?
Producing a lot of art?
Or spreading the awareness that all is one?
Was I living my dream?
After a while I discovered that my goal was to share my way
I found out that the way is much more interesting than the anticipated prize at the end of the horizon
Because the way is always present
It is the ever changing here and now
Always / All ways
Being aware in the moment is the ultimate goal
It’s the only way to become who you really are
To make choices based on who you really are
To realize your dreams
To be one
In time we can unfold
And in timelessness we are
Life is the most precious gift we have
Accept it fully
Take the leap
[Time is irrelevant. It’s rhythm that counts.]
Traveling on solar power was accompanied by an intense inner journey. A trip focused on the essentials. In 2019, iamoneworld became IAMoneworld. Read more about it here.