Rainbowconnectionism (2003)

Rainbowconnectionism is a research into how an emotional currency of Kisses and Wishes can challenge the monetary and materialistic element of our society. The Kisses and Wishes are given away by the thousands to find their way into the lives of people who use them for love, care, thanks or support. This research is aimed at discovering the power of a barter based on feelings. It challenges how current collective territories can be changed or broken down by the function of positive inter-human behaviour and a reactivated aware attitude towards caring.

The project is designed so that the spectator becomes the creator by using a Kiss or a Wish in his or her own environment, registering the use by taking a photograph and writing down the reason and sending in this material. Banners with these new stories are then integrated within the project. In this way the audience functions as ...

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Rainbowconnectionism is a research into how an emotional currency of Kisses and Wishes can challenge the monetary and materialistic element of our society. The Kisses and Wishes are given away by the thousands to find their way into the lives of people who use them for love, care, thanks or support. This research is aimed at discovering the power of a barter based on feelings. It challenges how current collective territories can be changed or broken down by the function of positive inter-human behaviour and a reactivated aware attitude towards caring.

The project is designed so that the spectator becomes the creator by using a Kiss or a Wish in his or her own environment, registering the use by taking a photograph and writing down the reason and sending in this material. Banners with these new stories are then integrated within the project. In this way the audience functions as a feedback loop into the system.

This project is ongoing and consists of exhibitions, lectures, distribution activities, marketing, publications and a website (http://www.rainbowconnectionism.com). The Kisses and Wishes are distributed worldwide and anyone can participate in the project by sending in a story and picture of his or her use of a Kiss or a Wish.

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