Videoart feature – WOW focus: Asia
After the Tsunami disaster in Asia on 26 December 2004, Wilfried initiated already one day later the commemorative online project TSUNAMI Memorial , inviting artists of different disciplines to show their solidarity with the affected people by submitting and contributing a digital art work.
Already two weeks later, on 11 January 2005, Wilfried released this commemorative space online by including the 1st artists contributions. Today, The Tsunami Memorial is a corporative part of “The Wake-Up Memorial” – http://wake-up.engad.org – which again is representing one of “The 7 Memorials for Humanity” – http://7mfh.a-virtual-memorial.org
The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami (also known as the Boxing Day Tsunami) occurred at 00:58:53 UTC on 26 December, with an epicentre off the west coast of northern Sumatra, Indonesia. It was an undersea megathrust earthquake that registered a magnitude of 9.1–9.3 Mw, reaching a Mercalli intensity up to IX in certain areas. The earthquake was caused by a rupture along the fault between the Burma Plate and the Indian Plate.
A series of large tsunami waves grew up to 30 metres (100 ft) high once heading inland, after being created by the underwater seismic activity offshore. Communities along the surrounding coasts of the Indian Ocean were seriously affected, and the tsunamis killed an estimated 227,898 people in 14 countries. The Indonesian city of Banda Aceh reported the largest number of victims. The earthquake was one of the deadliest natural disasters in recorded history. The direct results caused major disruptions to living conditions and commerce, particularly in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, and Thailand.
The TSUNAMI Memorial
This project is optimized for a 1024×768 VGA resolution !!, Plug-ins: Flash /Macromedia/ADOBE, Quicktime, Real Media, Shockwave, Cortona
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Socialist Future, Igor Ulanovsky, Gerald Schwartz, Alan Sondheim , Thomas Jackson Park, Seth Lew, Stephen Mead, mac dunlop, CEZARY OSTROWSKI, Julie Andreyev, Simantha Roy, Mike Wrathell, Lars Vilhelmsen, David Cheung, Eva Lewarne, Robert Ciesla, Colleen Corradi, Sejma Prodanovic, Victor Angelo, Jelena Vukotic, Carla Della Beffa, Wittwulf Y Malik, Giovanni Bai/MUSEO TEO, jody zellen, Wolfgang Peter Menzel, Andrea Polli, Constantine Cionca, sam, Eldad Tsabary, Simon Longo, Nicola Dale, Francesca De Gregorio, Babel, Ilse Hilpert, Brigitte Neufeld
The Tsunami Memorial is a typical project Wilfried was initiating, by reacting immediately on incidents which he personally found it worthwhile to engage for as an artist.
Complementing video features
WOW.01 /India – Focus / Asia
curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
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Mani Mehrvarz (Iran) – Wistful Affection For The Past, 2013, 3:06
Anupong Charoenmitr (Thailand) – To Face, 2014, 5:55
Mehmet ÖGÜT (Turkey) – The Basket Seller, 2014, 5:40
Noriyuki Suzuki (Japan) – Fragment, 2012, 6:31
Shuai-Cheng Pu (Taiwan) – Consciousness Spin Project, 2015, 5:39
Richard Legaspi (Philippines) – Making Love with the Wind, 2015, 9:40
Sanglim Han (S.Korea) – Bloom, 2012, 3:35
Weigang Song (China) – Walling Dissensus, 2014, 5:01
Shahar Marcus (Israel) – Seeds, 2012, 5:03
Mohammed Harb (Palestine) – Without Windows, 2009, 5:00
Yovista Ahtajida (Indonesia) – Re-Interpreting Trump, 2016, 1:15