AsylumNYC Screening Documentary of the Controversial Immigration Art Project to be Screened in New York, Nov. 6, 2007 at 7 PM

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The video documentary is based on footage from the groups 2006 project AsylumNYC - in which Wooloo Productions detained 10 non-U.S. artists in the art institution White Box and had them compete for a 3-year visa.

For many of these artists, this is the last chance to stay in the U.S.

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Wooloo Productions, a Berlin-based art collective working from the outset in the online artist community http://www.wooloo.org , presents the world premier of “A Documentation of AsylumNYC”. The video documentary is based on footage from the groups 2006 project AsylumNYC - in which Wooloo Productions detained 10 non-U.S. artists in the art institution White Box and had them compete for a 3-year visa.

After five days and nights of detention, artist Dusanka Komnenic from Serbia and Montenegro was awarded the free legal services to obtain a 3-year 0-1 artists visa for the U.S. One year later - in August 2007 - Dusanka Komnenic was accepted for the visa and now lives in the U.S.

When: 7 PM, Tuesday, November 6th 2007

Where: White Box, 525 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001

The screening is free and will be followed by a talk with Wooloo Productions and other of the participating artists.

The Media on Asylumnyc:

New York Times: “Art collective takes over a Chelsea gallery for a week.”

Art in America: “Fascinating works emerged from the voluntary quarantine.”

BBC: “Draws attention to the situation of real asylum seekers.”

CNN: “An artist group has come up with an idea that might be able to help.”

Bloomberg: “For many of these artists, this is the last chance to stay in the U.S.”

About Wooloo Productions:
Wooloo Productions is a nomadic production company working from the outset in the online artist community http://www.wooloo.org. Currently based in Berlin, Wooloo Productions creates collaborative projects and situations in which the wooloo.org community participates. Every Wooloo production begins by researching a selected power structure. The project then attempt to replicate the mechanisms of the given structure, insert itself into its matrix, and ultimately offer the possibility for an alternative mode of existence. Wooloo Productions have applied their participatory projects and performances in such places as: Artists Space, New York City; 25th VIPER Festival for Film, Video and New Media, Basel Kunsthalle; and Nikolaj Contemporary Art Center, Copenhagen. For more information, see http://www.wooloo.org.

Martin Rosengaard
347-741-6344
http://www.wooloo.org

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