On the occasion of the 7th stopover of the OUBEY Global Encounter Tour on 18 December 2015 over 50 artists from Kampala and further afield came together for an experimental workshop to express the associations aroused in them when viewing OUBEYs paintings by painting themselves. Host of this happening was the Naganda Academy of Art and Design (NIAAD).
An experimental exhibition of a special kind brings OUBEYs Paintings to Uganda
The most important channel for the OUBEY MINDKISS Project to reach out to people has been, and will remain, the internet.
The OUBEY MINDKISS universe is expanding and extending its sphere of activity. In December of this year the 6th stopover of the OUBEY Global Encounter Tour will be in Uganda.
On 5 May 2015 OUBEY MINDKISS celebrated the anniversary of the project launch in the same place where, five years ago, on 23 March 2010, it took its first tentative steps in the public spotlight at the ZKM Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe.
Stefan Sagmeister (conceived the design of the multi-awarded OUBEY MINDKISS Book), Bernd Müller (created the experimental OUBEY Experience Film), Jurgen Altziebler (developed the website oubey.com) and Christoph Brosius (invented and produced the worldwide brandnew „OUBEY Digital Discovery“ installation sent their congratulations on occasion of the 5thAnniversary of the OUBEY MINDKISS Project via video message to Karlsruhe.
On the occasion of the 5th Anniversary of the OUBEY MINDKISS Project, the internet journalist Ulrike Reinhard did an interview with Dagmar Woyde-Koehler, initiator and curator of this project – via Skype from Hong Kong to Karlsruhe. It´s about processes of development and change, special experiences but also on some first ideas for the future, of course.
The Skateboard/Artboard fund-raising auction for the benefit of the WE-THE-SCHOOL project ran on ebay from 21-27 March 2014 and showcased a line-up of some 20 skateboards/artboards designed and painted by artists and designers from across the world who were ready to donate their work for a good cause. All proceeds of the auction go to financing a skatepark for kids in rural India.
An Element of the Universal – OUBEY@AotearoaNewZealand
The fourth stopover of the OUBEY Global Encounters Tour in Aotearoa New Zealand was an extraordinary cross-cultural event. A video documentation about it will go online at the end of May. In the meantime we’re publishing this short report to share some of our experiences with you.