The Wave

A few, apparently unrelated, sentences are heard through the noise of a rough sea and the motor of a boat. Who are the people in that boat, where are they going to? Their stories will have different endings and unfortunately not always a happy one.
HD Video, 1 min, 2016.

World at a Crossroads – Open Call, Wake Up Call is curated by Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafsson. The series consists of thirteen one-minute films by various artists reflecting on our volatile present and envisioning our future, by merging performance and portrayal and appropriating texts and juxtaposing to still and moving images.


Minhong Yu
Golrokh Goli Nafisi
Florencia Almiron
Ina Wudtke
Cihad Caner
Mohamed Youssef
María Linares
Monika Gruzite
Vikenti Komitski
Thais F. Guisasola
Emil Freyr Freysson and Björgvin Helgi Möller Pálsson
Patricia Werneck Ribas
Katrin Jónsdottir Hjördisardóttir



Art Museum of Nanjing University of the Arts (CN)
Amsterdam Academy of Architecture (NL)
Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht (NL)
Dortmunder U (DE)
East China Normal University, Shanghai (CN)
Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy, Amsterdam (NL)
Museum de Fundatie, Zwolle (NL)
Museum Hilversum (NL)
Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam (NL)
WOW, Amsterdam (NL)
Reykjavík International Film Festival (IS)
National gallery of Iceland – Listasafn Íslands, Reykjavík (IS)