The Waterwheel: Call for Participation

(French version below) After a year of preparation, 2011: The Waterwheel starts turning! Welcome! Be a part of this new online collaborative space without borders: from teachers to students, performers to scientists, producers, programmers, curators, visual artists, composers, activists and everyone in between. All ages welcome!

The upcoming Waterwheel project revolves around water as a topic and metaphor – what you want to share, say, or debate about this fundamental element. It includes:

  • The Waterwheel – an interactive website
  • The Tap – an online performance & collaborative venue
  • Fountains – outcomes that well up from the project

The Waterwheel interactive website will give you the power to collaborate, explore ideas, research and gather feedback by uploading and sharing media about water: images, video, music, text or sound.

The Tap online performance & collaborative venue will be accessible by audience and performers with just a click, no download needed, and will be free. ‘Live’ performers from various locations will interact with audiences in real time using webcams, media from The Waterwheel and drawing tools. Audience can participate online through a chat facility or directly with the ‘live’ performers on site.

From February, basic versions of The Waterwheel and The Tap will be available: you can be involved and follow the developments by uploading your media, exploring the online venue, and giving your feedback.

Fountains will be outcomes that anyone is free to initiate and will be triggered by interactions on The Waterwheel. A Fountain could be a book, a performance, an exhibition, a community project, a multi-generational exchange, a concert or an installation festival – let your imagination steer the way. These Fountains will be mapped out on the website, so you can see what The Waterwheel is powering.

Throughout 2011, workshop residencies will develop one Fountain which is an installation performance, testing the website and the online venue. The first residency, which runs 14 Feb – 6 March, is based in Brisbane and open for your participation online or on site. Please let us know if you are interested.

Turn the wheel your way and pass on this message to your pool of people! You are welcome to translate it into your language. For more information about any part of the project and how to contribute/participate,
please email suzon [at] or skype suzonfuks.

This project is initiated by Suzon Fuks, an Australia Council for the Arts Fellow, in collaboration with IGNEOUS and INKAHOOTS, and assisted by Arts Queensland, Ausdance Queensland, Youth Arts Queensland, and the Judith Wright Centre for Contemporary Arts (Brisbane).

Version Française

Après une année de préparation, 2011: The Waterwheel (la roue-à-eau) commence à tourner! Welcome!

Participez à ce nouvel espace de performance et de collaboration sans frontières sur Internet.
Que vous soyez enseignants, étudiants, artistes, scientifiques, producteurs, programmateurs, commissaires d’ exposition, activistes, le projet est ouvert à tous de tout âge!

Le projet “Waterwheel” a pour thème “l’eau” en tant que sujet et métaphore: dès février, vous pourrez y partager, raconter, ou débattre sur cet élément fondamental. Il comprendra:

  • The Waterwheel (la roue-à-eau): un site internet interactif
  • The Tap (le robinet): un lieu de performance et de collaboration sur le Web
  • Fountains (les fontaines): résultats qui jaillissent du projet

The Waterwheel (la roue-à-eau) site internet interactif vous permettra de collaborer, explorer des idées, faire des recherches et recueillir des commentaires en téléchargeant et partageant vos documents relatif à l’eau (images, vidéo, musique, texte ou audio).

The Tap (le robinet) lieu de performance et de collaboration sur le Web sera accessible gratuitement au public et aux artistes: un simple clic et vous y serez, sans aucun téléchargement. Les artistes situés dans des endroits différents vont interagir en direct, et en temps réel, avec le public, en utilisant des webcams, des médias en provenance du Waterwheel (la roue-à-eau) et une palette à dessin. Le public pourra participer en discutant sur Internet ou directement depuis les endroits où se trouveront les artistes “live”. Dès février, les premières versions du Waterwheel (la roue-à-eau) et du Tap (le robinet) seront disponibles: vous pourrez y participer et suivre leurs développements en téléchargeant vos médias, en explorant le lieu sur le web, et en donnant vos commentaires.

Les Fontaines résulteront des interactions sur The Waterwheel (la roue-à-eau) et seront créées librement par tout un chacun. Une fontaine peut être par exemple un livre, un spectacle, une exposition, un projet communautaire, un échange multi-générationnel, un concert ou un festival d’installations. Laissez-vous guider par votre imagination… Ces fontaines seront cartographiées sur le site internet, afin que vous puissiez voir ce que The Waterwheel (la roue-à-eau) alimente. Tout au long de 2011, des résidences-stages développeront une fontaine – installation performance qui servira à tester le site internet (The Waterwheel) et le lieu de performance et de collaboration (The Tap). La première résidence aura lieu du 14 Février au 6 Mars, à Brisbane et sur Internet. Vous voulez y participer, faites-le nous savoir.

Faites tourner la roue en transmettant ce message à votre entourage! Traductions bienvenues.
Pour plus d’informations sur le projet, savoir comment vous pouvez y contribuer/participer,
contactez-nous par email ou par skype suzonfuks.

Ce projet est initié par Suzon Fuks, boursière du Australia Council for the Arts, en collaboration avec IGNEOUS et INKAHOOTS, et le soutien d’Arts Queensland, Ausdance Queensland, Youth Arts Queensland, et le Centre d’Arts Contemporains Judith Wright (Brisbane).

mob:+61-404 292 119 – Tel:+61-7-3255 8355
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3/27 Waverley St – Annerley QLD 4103 – Australia
Artistic directors: Suzon Fuks & James Cunningham

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