Launched on March 3rd, the 5th edition of the Diesel Wall art contest continues its tour around the world and reaches four new corners of the planet: Manchester (UK), Barcelona (Spain), Zurich (Switzerland) and NY (US).
From March 3rd until May 12th 2008 anyone from any country in the world can apply online http://www.dieselwall.com and submit his/her designs for the chance to feature in this new edition of the project and conquer a Wall! The artists will have total freedom in sending concepts: art is above all a means of unconstrained self-expression.
With this philosophy, Diesel created Diesel Wall five years ago, a competition dedicated to everyone, anywhere, offering the opportunity to change the urban landscape by showcasing works of art on an extraordinary scale. A monumental freestanding vertical wall centered in the world's most important cities. The ultimate goal being to salvage what prominent precious public space we have left.
Diesel Wall will take your art, your power of dissuasion, your ability to disrupt, incite and intrigue, mystify and comment. Artworks - conceived for a specific Wall or for all four Walls - can use painting, photography, video, and performance, light, sound, text, experimental concepts including 3D, performance and show elements are also welcome.
From mid-April to June 2008 local juries will get together in order to select the Diesel Wall winners for each city and the winner will be announced June 10th, 2008. The jury members for this year will include among others Bigas Luna, Peter Saville, Terry Jones, and Wilbert Das, Diesel's Creative Director, joining each judging panel in all four different countries. From May to July 2008, depending on each city's Diesel Wall timeline, winners will be announced both through the website and local events to then proceed with the setting-up of the winning installations on each Wall.