Untitled (Perfect Lovers)
How has his work always been able to make me feel so lonely and so sad? How can you express impossibility with the use of wall clocks, strings of lightbulbs, photographs of pillows? We are only here so briefly.
Carrie Mae Weems
Untitled, From Kitchen Table Series
May 1st, 2012
My mark on the Moon project by 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.”
- Ai Weiwei and Olafur Eliasson
"Let’s not overreach. The question is whether everything is always the same, whether it is in fact possible that by the age of forty a person has seen all that has been and will ever be. Must I consult art to understand that identity is administered, power exploits, resistance is predetermined, all is shit?"
Seth Price, Dispersion