r i n i   h a r t m a n  :  / /  a r t i s t


8 Visions of Hope
is about the historic promise 189 world leaders made at the United Nations Millennium Summit in 2000 when they signed onto the Millennium Declaration and agreed to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

The MDGs are an eight-point road map with measurable targets and clear deadlines for improving the lives of the world’s poorest people. World leaders have agreed to achieve the MDGs by 2015.

8 Visions of Hope is an artistic and supportive view on these eight goals and contains a series of eight semi-abstract works of art on canvas. Each of this works is illustrative of one of the eight MDGs.

Important part of this project is the development of supportive workshops, master classes, lectures and art projects that will support artists in the South and at the same time the MDGs.

check in: 8 Visions of Hope

Art for Social Change
is an art label with a strong belief in cultural and creative expression as a means to affect deep and lasting social change. Through art, we can challenge many of our society's deepest assumptions, built upon the power of artistic creation and expression to...

spark new ideas

catalyze critical thinking

elicit new actions

inspire individuals

and create visions

Art becomes a political act, a conscious effort to facilitate and participate in social change. If we want respect, love and beauty among us and others, we must actively promote it through our art.

check in:

is an integral and creative artist initiative, which creates and promotes art, popular culture and new media to spread the urgent message that the well being of the rainforest is very essential to all life on our planet.

  1. Integral, for the deforestation of the rainforest in all it’s profundity is connected to poverty, human rights, economy, trading, investments, energy policy, nature and the environment.

    Creative, for we believe that there are creative solutions and various forms of communication that touch people on deeper levels of consciousness. e.g. Through art and (popular) culture.

    Intrinsic value, destruction of nature is actually nothing more than a gross damage of life and the organism to which we all are part. But the source of this life also brings an intrinsic value that can be a foundation for deep respect for life and nature. We feel that this inner value is the most permanent ground for motivation to help stand up for nature, of which we all are part.

check in: www.rainflourish.org

OIL; At what cost ?
This cross-media art project portrays the causes and enormous consequences of oil-exploitation in the Ecuadorian Amazon through image, sound and interaction. The goal is to heighten awareness of the problem and strengthen our plea for the use of renewable energy.

As a floodlight on the rainforest and a mirror for the West, ‘OIL; At what cost?’ serves to raise our awareness of the stark reality. Creation of consciousness is our mission, construction of responsible behavior the ultimate objective.

With ‘OIL; At what cost?’ we base our plea for clean energy, and our criticism against all energy that is polluting.

check in:


: / / projects

What about we ?