The workshops start with some background information on the project and the mission of ComingWorldRememberMe. After the introduction you move into the room where the sculptures are created. After an introduction and a demonstration it’s up to the participants to get to work. They work in teams at the clay presses. After making the sculptures there is time for some reflection on the impressions and the experiences of the workshop. The different fases of the workshop are adapted to the audience.
In each workshop coffee, tea and water are included.
Everyone can join the project. Children over 12 years can get started with the big presses. For children under twelve years we developed smaller presses of plastic. These are lighter and therefore easier and safe for younger children. Children under the each of 6 need more guidance.
A complete workshop can only be booked for groups of minimum 10 participants. For individual participants our workshops in Newport and Ypres are freely accessible from Tuesday to Saturday, always from 13:30 to 18:00.
We are always looking for volunteers that want to get involved in the project by monitoring workshops. This can be done at our fixed locations or in the mobile workshops. Interested? Send an application mail or letter to firstname.lastname@example.org or vzw Kunst, t.a.v. Lily Soenen, Brugsesteenweg 45, 8433 Schore. Don’t forget to mention in which region, province or city you want to help. We are looking forward to your reaction.
A sponsorship costs 5 euros. Half of this is used for the production of the land art installation ComingWorldRememberMe. The other half is donated to a charity organisation that helps children who are currently in war situations.
For each sponsorship you will get a certificate of participation. This notebook contains information about our project and some blank tear sheets for personal use. During the XL workshops this notebook is also actively used. At the back of the booklet there is a bookmark with information about the charity organisation that you are supporting and a dog tag with a stamp of the project
You can become a godparent during a workshop in one of our workshops in Schore, Newport, Hasselt and Ypres. The workshops in Newpoort and Ypres are open to individual participants during opening hours (Tuesday to Saturday, 13h30 - 18h30) You can also become a godparent (and create your figurine) during a mobile studio somewhere in your area. An overview can be found on this website. You can also become an online godparent of a figurine. In that case, you register on our website and pay online. The certificate of participation containing the dog tag will be sent to your home.
Being a godfather or godmother costs 5 euro. Half of this amount is used to pay for the production of the land art installation ComingWorldRememberMe. The other half is transferred to a charity organization.
Each godfather or godmother gets a certificate of participation. In this notebook you can find some information on the project and in the back you can find a bookmark with information on the charity event you are supporting. Each notebook also contains and a dog tag with a stamp of the project. On the second dog tag, which is connected to the sculpture after it’s baked, we put the name of a godfather or godmother and the name of one of the victims taken from the ‘Name List’ made by the ‘In Flandsers Fields Museum’ in Ypers.
There are two charity organisation that we support with our project: a project that was chosen by the North-South Cooperation of the province of West Flanders (Centre for Children in Vulnerable Situations) and a project associated with 'The Cosmogolem Foundation’ of Koen Vanmechelen (The Future of Hope Foundation).
The income of the sponsorships are apportioned between the two charities.
More information about both projects can be found on our website.
This is not possible because it contradicts the vision of the project. We want to show that everyone is interconnected. Therefore, we chose to select the charities organizations ourselves. The money we raise will be split at the end of each working year into two equal parts and donated to the two charities. You can follow their project work on our website and our social media.
The connection between a warvictim and a godfather or a godmother is done by computer. All godfathers and godmothers are listed in a database. This database is then automatically connected to the ‘Name List’ that the ‘In Flanders Fields Museum’ in Ypers is composing. Vzw Kunst prints the 600,000 dog tags with on each dog tag the name of a participant and the name of the victim linked to the participant. This dog tag is connected to the sculpture after it is baked and before the sculpture gets its place in the land art installation.
We have chosen to not do this because it does not fit the vision of the project. One of our main goals is to connect people across borders and generations. In this process the identity of all the individuals (the participants and the victims) does not play a key part. We want to emphasize the universal character of war. The clay figure is a universal artefact that perfectly illustrates the message ComingWorldRememberMe wants to communicate: we are the others and the former. Every new generation is responsible for carrying and cherishing the universal striving for peace. In this way it symbolizes the vision and mission of CWRM.
In February 2018 we start placing the sculptures in between two big artworks by Koen Vanmechelen in ‘Domein De Palingbeek’. The full land art installation is open to the public at the end of March 2018.
All the information about your visit can be found on this website.
On the 11th of November 2018 the provincial administration of West Flanders becomes the owner of the land art installation. As they commissioned the project, they will decide whether the land art installation will be permanent or not.
The dog tags and the works by Koen Vanmechelen will be a permanent addition to ‘Domein De Palingbeek’. We strive to give all the sculptures a new home after the land art installation. At the end of 2018 all godmothers- and fathers will get the chance to take a sculpture home. We hope to give the remaining sculptures a home in museums both in Belgium and abroad.
The sculpture was first shaped by artist Anno Dijkstra based on the vision of artist Koen Vanmechelen and curator Jan Moeyaert. In the second fase artist Natasja Lefevre, specialised in ceramics, adapted the model for technical reasons.
The sculpture is a human figure that is huddeld and introverted contemplating itself and the world. At the same time it is ready to pop-up again. This makes ‘New Generation’ also a symbol for a hopeful future. The clay figure is a universal artefact that perfectly illustrates the message of ComingWorldRememberMe: we are the others and the former.
Every new generation is responsible for carrying and cherishing the universal striving for peace. In this way it symbolises the vision and mission of CWRM.
No, that is not possible. The sculpture "New Generation" is part of a collective of 600,000 which will form the land art installation "ComingWorldRememberMe". Each sculpture is inalienable and unique and is part of that whole. Image and property of this scupture belong to the Province of West Flanders and non-profit organisations Kunst and Combat.
But you can become an ambassador of our project. An ambassador is committed to spreading the project and communicating our vision and mission where possible. For a contribution of € 50, - you become a special godparent of the project and get a figurine in a personalized wooden box to take home. As ambassador you commit yourself to come and help us during a half or full day in March and April 2018 to build the land art installation in the Palingbeek. At that moment you can give your statuette a place among the 599 999 other statues.
At the end of 2018 all godmothers- and fathers will get the chance to take a sculpture home.