ArtCOP21

INVITATION: Walking the Solar System

John Reid, with 516 ARTS & University of New Mexico College of Fine Arts

28 Oct 2015, 12:30 - 12:45pm

Albuquerque Civic Plaza, NM

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When

28 Oct 2015
12:30 - 12:45pm

Where

Albuquerque Civic Plaza
Civic Plaza
Albuquerque, NM,  87102
United States
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Join visiting artist John Reid (Emeritus Fellow of The Australian National University), UNM Land Arts of the American West students and community members to create Walk the Solar System on Civic Plaza in Downtown Albuquerque.

Everyone is invited to participate in a photographic moment on Civic Plaza!

Join visiting artist John Reid (Emeritus Fellow of The Australian National University), UNM Land Arts of the American West students and community members to create Walk the Solar System on Civic Plaza in Downtown Albuquerque to reaffirm the environmental health of planet Earth as essential for the preservation of our humanity. Participants will adopt a strident walking pose for one, silent, perfectly still, contemplative minute to traverse together more than a thousand miles through the Universe relative to the Sun. Walking the Solar System is an exercise in imagination that highlights our physical immersion in the vast expanse of space. No one will get lost. Everyone returns from a Solar Walk as a confirmed Solurban Citizen convinced of the real estate value of our planet - it’s irreplaceable, it’s priceless!

An elevated panoramic camera will record the Solar Walk from a central position on Civic Plaza. The photographic documentation will be sent as an aesthetic message of aspiration and hope from Mira Costa College to the 2015 Paris Climate Conference via submission to the associated art and cultural program, ArtCOP21.

Location: Outdoors on Civic Plaza, Downtown Albuquerque

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