Projects can vary greatly but all have one thing in common: they have wilderness as their subject and/or they support wilderness conservation. Music- and art projects, art exhibitions, events, films, concerts, workshops, publications, lectures, educational programs and multi-disciplinary special projects all fall within the wide range of possibilities. Our initial project is a documentary film that explores and clarifies the connection between art, wilderness and people.
For this purpose we are interviewing a range of people around the world to find out how art (stories, music, rituals, visual arts, poetry, dance etc.) can become a more vital tool in the effort of wilderness conservation. It’s not just about saving wildlife, it’s getting people to understand the connection to wildlife and wild lands.
Meet our creative team
So far we have filmed in Hawaii, India, Portugal, USA, Canada, South-Africa and The Netherlands. We are also writing and recording part of the music for the documentary.
The making of our documentary won an encouragement prize at the University of Amsterdam. The prize is meant for alumni who make a valuable contribution to society and are capable of inspiring others.
Geert van Dam, president of University of Amsterdam's executive board, hands the 3rd prize over to Ellen van den Honert.
Having been the basis of all our sophisticated society, doesn’t wilderness itself have a right to live on?
~ Mardie Murie