WAKE UP HUMANS project.
Through this interdisciplinary art project, I want to show my artistic vision of the threat of the disappearance of the human species. I have the idea that this could be related to the decreasing amount of drinking water on Earth.
Each of us humans and all organisms on Earth need water to live, moreover, every living organism consists mostly of water - between 60-70%. Therefore, I believe that the disappearance of water is not some inconvenient element of the ecological situation on Earth, but it is a key problem that, if we do not solve it, we will also disappear from the face of the Earth. Through my project, I want to draw attention to this ongoing process and increase the awareness of us people. Symbolically I shout “wake up“ before it’s too late.
My multi-element artistic installation will consist of sleeping human figures embroidered on old sheets in poses which refer to “embryonic” - like in first environment (in the womb). The fact that all the people embroidered in the project are sleeping is significant. I have a feeling that our awareness of what is happening on Earth is increasing, but we are still dormant in a sense. We are not doing everything possible to reverse, stop or slow down the process of progressive degradation of the Earth and the destruction of its resources.
Only between 30-40% of the „sleeping bodies‘“ will be embroidered more accurately. The remaining 60-70% of the body will be treated sketchy. Through this lack of body, lack of presence, I want to symbolically show the disappearance of the species.
Embroideries will be presented vertically – hanging from the ceiling (for example).
The "lower" part of each “sleeping” person, will be wet. Water will drip from the sheet. This will show that water is actually leaking out of us, humans.
The first protagonists of the project are inhabitants of Warsaw, women and men. Mostly my friends or people who follow my artistic activities. If the project receives support I will continue my work. If there will be about 20 or 30 or even 40 people from different cities, countries.
A place I would like to show this project in - I imagine as a industrial and „devastated“ somehow. For example abandoned factory or garage.
This is a simulation of how the installation could look like (in abandoned factory). Photo of the factory: (Image: Flowizm/Flickr)