Light Stencils Commemorate Victims of the 2011 Christchurch Earthquake | Colossal

    The 2011 Christchurch earthquake was the largest natural disaster in New Zealand’s history, claiming the lives of 181 people and leaving behind nearly $30 billion in rebuilding costs. Touched by the events of that February day, photographer Fabrice Wittner set out to confront the destruction the best way he knew how: by making […]

Carved white horse(s)

The Saxons carved white horses into the chalk downs of southern England. This one at Uffington< oxfordshire, was carved more than 1,000 years ago. The Wiltshire White Horse The Horses you can see today are relatively new, certainly when compared to the Uffington White Horse in Oxfordshire, which is around 3,000 years old. The oldest […]

‘250cm line tattooed on six paid people,’ Santiago Sierra

Espacio Aglutinador Havana December 1999 Galerie Peter Kilchmann Zurich In 1999, Spanish artist Santiago Sierra paid six unemployed young men in Cuba to take part in one of his installation pieces. The men were offered $30 each to participate, and stripped to their shorts to become a part of another of Sierra’s human experiments, this […]

Tamms: Mud stencils

Tamms is shorthand for a supermax prison located in a town by the same name that has been operating under conditions considered torture by many human rights organizations and Tamms Year Ten is a grass-roots campaign to bring attention to it and at least bring it back to its original, legal mandate. As you can […]