Remembering, helping, reflecting and connecting: those are the four main goals of ComingWorldRememberMe. By organizing thousands of (inter)national CWRM-workshops, the non-profit organizations Kunst and Combat want to bring people together to reflect open-mindedly on the core themes of the project.
Half of your contribution as a godfather or godmother is donated to one of the projects underneath. The divisions between the two projects is done proportionally. On our website and facebook page you can follow the the project operation of both organisations.
The story of the land art installation that will be created in Ypres in 2018 originated in the crossing of the idea of curator Jan Moeyaert and the heart and soul of the work of artist Koen Vanmechelen. This project is commisioned by the provincial administration of West Flanders as part of their commemoration project ‘GoneWest/Reflections on the Great War’.
The CosmoGolem is a gigantic wooden anthropoid sculpture created by the Belgian artist Koen Vanmechelen. The giant of approximately four meters high wants to be a symbol of hope and evolution all across the world. The CosmoGolem is empty and in its shuttered heart people can deposit their dreams and wishes. By travelling around the world carrying all these dreams and wishes, the statue stimulates cultural diversity and bridges the gap between cultures. The CosmoGolem wants to draw attention to the importance of universal human rights and specifically to universal children’s rights. It fuels cross-border communication and creates mutual ‘cosmopolitan’ understanding. By moving around the planet, the CosmoGolem will urge people to get involved.
The vision of curator Jan Moeyaert and artist Koen Vanmechelen on ComingWorldRememberMe.
Since January 2016 visitors of Bommenvrij can find a simulation of the land art installation in the expo space next to the workshop.