How to do it step by step
Choosing the topic
Tamara Moyzes is a famous artist who has been interested in this topic for many years. She inspired us to create this installation.
Negotiations with the artist
We started negotiations with Tamara Moyzes over her vision. The first idea was that Tamara Moyzes’ exhibition would be displayed in the DOX Centre for Contemporary Art in Prague. After several meetings, it transpired that the DOX Centre for Contemporary Art could only host the exhibition for two months. That finally led us to install there another exhibition, which was prepared at the same time. All this slowed down the negotiations.
The subsequent negotiations were quite long and difficult, since we were searching for a suitable museum to host the project in its chosen form. Finally, we agreed on the installation content. This process took us around seven months to complete.
Looking for a new partner
A new opportunity arose during negotiations with the Municipal Museum in Usti nad Labem. Representatives from the museum and the local authorities agreed to cooperate with the Museo Mundial Project and to host some installations in their museum. This process took us about two months to complete.
Finalising the installation concept
Based on these negotiations, we visited the museum together with the artist. We carried out research for the accompanying texts and the interactive table, arranged for the videos to be translated and prepared frames to display them.
After that, the artist started work on the objects that would constitute the project, which she successfully completed. This process took us about five weeks to complete.
We decided to finish off the installation by adding an interactive map displaying internet coverage in different countries across the world. The map was made and installed on the tablet by another artist, Shlomi Yaffe, who is Tamara Moyzes’ husband and who also works closely with her.
Installing in the museum
Shlomi Yaffe installed the installation in the museum in cooperation with the museum’s employees.
The two installations, Gifts of the Sea and NEWSeum, were installed together in the same room of the Municipal Museum of Usti nad Labem. The exhibition’s inauguration, accompanied by a performance from Tamara Moyzes, took place on 10 December 2014.