DAOWO (Decentralised Autonomous Organisation With Others) is the second wave of global artworld restructuring against the toxic cult of the individual artistic genius and competitive individualism which first found expression in the punk spirit of networked collaboration called DIWO (Do It With Others).
The DAOWO Open Score is an experimental framework for nurturing the artworld commons after Web3.0, at the intersection of three fields of practice: art, commoning and decentralisation engineering.
Available for download from Github with an essay booklet, the DAOWO Open Score template can be used to notate the patterns and rhythms of artistic collaboration, resourcing, and dissemination.
Other local and distributed communities-of-players can then repeat and improve upon art works, actions and organisations across distance, difference and time. The ultimate aim of DAOWO is to increase the resilience and resourcefulness of connected communities with an increased sense of: agency, imagination and alliances.
This builds on the paper Decentralisation and Commoning the Arts presented at University of Nicosia for the Free Libre Technologies, Arts and the Commons Unconference 2019.
Featuring 16 practices through which artists articulate their own forms of (digital) commons. From online archives, to digital tools/infrastructure and educational formats, the projects envision a (post-)digital culture in which notions of collaboration, free access to knowledge, sustainable use of shared resources and data privacy are central. Curated by Creating Commons (Shusha Niederberger, Cornelia Sollfrank, Felix Stalder)