iamoneworld - phase one - Ingrid van den Boogaard

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 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!

FACT SHEET

Funding

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.


Specifications

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 is now director of the Centraal Museum Utrecht. He also presented a monthly item about contemporary art on Dutch national television. In these 2 videos he 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

TEXT VIDEO: 

A few years ago I had a dream

At night

I was travelling around the world in a solar-powered vehicle

Sharing my creative work as an artist

Making music

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

Slow Travel

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. Now iamoneworld is home to a clan of artist warriors, to explore these worlds even further. Read more about it here.


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