Ai Weiwei and Olafur Eliasson’s New Collaborative “Moon” Project – artmarketblog.com

moon ai wei wei Ai Weiwei and Olafur Eliassons New Collaborative “Moon” Project   artmarketblog.comAi Weiwei and Olafur Eliasson have launched a new collaborative project entitled “Moon” that invites viewers to “mark the passage from nothing to something and from thinking into doing” by making their mark on a giant digital moon and

The collaborative online platform was launched on November 9 during the Falling Walls conference in Berlin at which Ai Weiwei and Olafur Eliasson were guest speakers, Ai Weiwei via live video from his studio in China and Eliasson on stage at the Radialsystem.

“Turn nothing into something – make a drawing, make a mark. Connect with others through this space of imagination. Look at other people’s drawings and share them with the world. Be part of the growing community to celebrate how creative expression transcends external borders and internal constraints. We are in this world together,” say Ai Weiwei and Olafur Eliasson

“Moon” participants are instructed to find a place on the moon where you would like to make your mark, click to draw, assign tags to your mark and click the tick to submit. Mark makers are encouraged to respond to other people’s marks by making your own next to theirs, to begin a dialogue, and share their favourite marks via Twitter or Facebook.

According to Ai Weiwei and Olafur Eliasson, “The instant a touch is made, things are set in motion. Make a drawing to reach out and be touched. Drawing together we are drawn together. This is how we make a difference in the world, on micro and macro levels, individually and collectively. Touch the moon by drawing on it – a vision, doodle, statement, a greeting, thought. . . your drawing is a hinge between you, everyone else, and the universe.

By connecting in spaces for imagination – by determining what to share and how to share it – we can create a greater outcome. Through messages and non-verbal communication, in a language unique to each person, the collective work becomes a testament to personal freedom, creativity, and activity.

Celebrate with us the gathering of creative powers from around the globe to mark the passage from nothing to something and from thinking into doing. Savour this moment of transformation. Leave your fingerprint and see the shared moon grow as others reach out too. Let’s show the world that together our marks matter. Creativity defies boundaries.

Ideas, wind, and air no one can stop”

To participate in Moon visit the website here.

Visit the Moon Facebook page here.

*Nicholas Forrest is a Sydney/London based art market analyst, art consultant and writer.  He is the founder of the Art Market Blog (artmarketblog.com) which offers independent commentaries as well as research and analysis on the current art market, and has recently been published in Fabrik magazine, Verve magazine, Visual Art Beat magazine, Australian Art Collector magazine, Art & Investment magazine and many others.  Nic has made several radio appearances (both nationally and internationally) as an art market expert and has received press from the likes of the New York Times, Conde Nast Portfolio and Times of London.

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