Workshops Exhibition and Silent Auction
to Benefit Japan
April 1 to April 20, 2011
Reception Friday April 15, 6 to 9pm
Friday, 15 April, 6 to 9pm, Reception.Full Schedule »
Andrew Paul Browne with:
Milton Vivas, Oscar Benitez
The digital medium, by its nature, pragmatically organizes and reinterprets the work found within the gallery. Our goal was to display the exhibit truthfully as possible, serve to document, and meaningfully contribute to the themes found within the exhibit.
More importantly this project allows for remote connection. We challenge individuals (who can be artists, audience and the work) to open a conduit to those affected by the tragedy in Japan (and around the world).
We decided that the purpose of web communications should not be to educate or inform but to give the user a since of agency. This means that an individual is in control of their own experience and can formulate their own thoughts and responses to our discussions about the events in Japan. Through this method we hope to find an authentic and compassionate response.
Individuals may choose to observe, share, or send messages and artwork via the communications our team has established. My own mother was inspired to write Haiku and share them via Twitter. Using a social media platform like Twitter allowed these messages to be seen by a broad audience and will endure for a very long time.
Unfortunately the physical Hope Act Love gallery show is very temporal exhibit. A long lasting and sustainable response is needed for the tragedy in Japan who’s victims will need help for years to come. Individuals can support and realize the goals of the conduit project by connecting with the show. Specifically by liking the show on Facebook, following on Twitter, or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. These type of actions will keep our themes and messages in your mind and keep you informed about future developments like the hopeactlove tumblr blog and mobile site.
We hope this project serves as an effective method to continue and energize the conversation. We are exited to connect with as many individuals as possible and find new perspective.