Govett-Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand.
Opening 7 February, 2009
as part of Raranga Tangata, “the weaving together of people”
Part of the Nuit Blanche, Toronto, generously supported by Scotiabank.
is an art installation that addresses the issue of
individual and collective responsibility for making social change.
We are all aware that our earth is in crisis. We all know about
climate change, and the effect our actions have on our environment. We
are conscious of the fact that our current use of energy and material
consumption is unsustainable. We also know that we have to change our
behaviour before it’s too late. But are we as individuals willing to
make a personal commitment to change? Are we ready to take individual
responsibility for the interest of our collective home?
asks to share your personal commitment, to be
pro-active about climate change. What you are willing to do, big or
small, at work, in your home or in your community? Send this pledge as
a text message to our telephone number, (647)449‑9932. Your message
will be transformed into a visual statement along with many others and
as a result we’ll discover that adding up small individual testimonies
produces a massive collective transformation.
was created in collaboration by Nina Czegledy,
Greg Judelman and Daniel Barber, with production assistance by Deborah
Hession and sound designers Museum. Special thanks to Michelle
Jacques and Michael Brisbin for their support.