As you already know, we’re off to Antarctica! And it’s no ordinary trip to Antarctica – if there can be such a thing – but a very extraordinary one, with an extraordinarily creative international delegation of modern-art adepts aboard the Akademik Sergey Vavilov research vessel; route: Ushuaia – Marguerite Bay and back.
The Antarctic Biennale line-up will consist of 17 multidisciplinary artists; among them: Zhang Enli (China), Tomas Saraceno (Argentina), Joaquin Fargas (Argentina), Gustav Duesing (Germany), Yto Barrada (Morocco), Julius von Bismarck (Germany) and Julian Charriere (France/Switzerland). There are others too, but I don’t know their names yet. This multinational modern-art contingent was put together by the maestro of modern art, installations and performances, Alexander Ponomarev. Here are some of the latter’s works, btw:
So, led by the maestro, the artists will board the ship and for a week create some contemporary, unforgettable and fundamental modern art; then they’ll install their fresh masterpieces on the sixth continent. Yeah, that’s the plan.
But how do I fit in among all these artists? I mean… I don’t want to be just the token civilian – the ‘along for the ride’ non-artist. I need to get involved properly… And I figured that has to mean also creating something – something worthy, worthwhile and welcome; or at the very least something whimsically funny. It also needs to have art as a theme as well as – ideally, but not necessarily – cybersecurity. Lastly, it needs to be memorable, but not too outrageous!
So, you get me? Ok, a few more details…:
What we got:
- 7 days;
- Limited personal kit (in one large suitcase; max weight: 23kg);
- 1 pair of strong, capable hands, albeit it more used to tapping computer keys and pressing electronic presentation slide-controllers );
- 1 particularly experienced right index finger – very skilled at pressing the ‘masterpiece’ button on cameras.
To take all that ‘what we got’ and turn it into something deserving of the definition ‘modern art’ – something suited to and worth being demonstrated amid an Antarctic snowy desert backdrop. No pressure ).
So get your thinking caps on folks. The runners-up with the best ideas will get valuable prizes, while the winner, in addition to his/her valuable prize, will be forever engraved in the most exotic and hard-to-reach place on Earth.
All ideas > the comments, below, please. Please be laconic; broad strokes; details can come later. oh, and for the ideas to look good somewhere like this:
Good luck! Looking forward to your creative ideas in written or sketch form (or both) – as you wish!…