Electric Earth (a collab for walls) 2008-06-14 14:22:53
THE GENERAL IDEA
Everyone knows the dangers of plugging 200 things into a single socket. It's ludicrously dangerous and works as a metaphor for the way we're over-taxing the planet.
In this exhibition. 'Earth with wires plugged in' will be the central image whilst a system of wires and 4-way adaptors would let other picture 'plug into' the overstretched earth.
To be fun and interesting.
To capture people's attention for an extended period of time.
To underline the reckless abandon with which we abuse the planet.
I hope to attain the collaboration of a multitude of artists all over the globe. Each will offer their own perspective of what is a problem affecting our planet, from an environmental perspective. Panels will be 25x25cm, meeting the wire-placement specifications exactly so different pictures can seemingly contain the same wire.
As the exhibition continues, the audience will also be given the opportunity to integrate their own images into the exhibition, submitting images, which will be added to and perhaps replace previously existing pieces. As the audience involves themself, they will begin to pay more thought to the issues.
An EARLY example of what it may look like is below. With a diverse range of styles in pictures and tens of quality images, it'll look more impressive yet.
If you'd like to get involved, please submit pictures as either 300dpi digital images or PM me for an address if you want to send traditional art. I'd love to see work in progress or thumbnails in this thread though!
There is also a template with rules here. As long as your submission is in-theme, the only rules to really note are the measurements (5mm thick wires at specific places).
Let me know what you think!