LOCATION: MALLORCA, SPAIN
IT’S TIME TO OPEN THE BLACK BOXES!
OPEN CALL: Participate with one word
Send us the One word that best expresses that which currently:
- Frightens or threatens you the most
- You believe is in urgent need of protection
The words gathered through this call will be used by visual artist Danae Stratou in the creation of an artistic intervention-installation which will be presented at the Museo de Santo Domingo at Pollença, Mallorca, Spain, from July 17th to September 30th.
The words will be revealed when the “Black Boxes” are opened…
More about the project:
The project IT’S TIME TO OPEN THE BLACK BOXES! is a participatory art project initiated by artist Danae Stratou. Living in Europe in this time of multiple crises, it is ever so easy to fall into a state of fear-induced paralysis. This art project is a reaction to such a prospect. Danae Stratou, invites you to actively participate in the project by contributing one word. By joining our “voices”, the project aims at activating a dialogue constituting, in itself, a collective response to our multifaceted predicament. By opening the ‘Black Boxes’ we symbolically bring to light the words that reflect what threatens us the most, or that which we are desperately eager to preserve.
The project was inaugurated in Athens, Greece, (2012). It has since travelled in Krems, Austria, (2016) and in Paris, France, (2017). The open call cycle is reactivated each time the project travels in a new city for a period of 1-3 months prior to each exhibition. Through the website, a wide range of social media and conventional local media; local communities are invited to participate. In this way the Black Boxes, when opened in each different city, reveal local concerns, hopes and fears in a manner that, nevertheless, bind the different cities together.