Join Artist Sam Winston To Create His Work ‘Birthday’
- Caroline Kurze
“By the time you’ve read this sentence three people have been born into the world. By the time you’ve read this sentence two will have passed away. By the time you’ve lived through this half-day there will be 183,600 more children on the planet. And in the same twelve hours 77,760 people will have passed away.”
Artist Sam Winston creates the work ‘Birthday’ to commemorate the births and deaths that are happening across the world everyday. Visitors of the exhibition are invited to collaborate by drawing circles alongside Sam Winston to remember people they know then register their names in writing on a separate board, building into large collective drawings. The piece is exhibited in Bristol as part of the Mayfest (14 – 24 May 2015 May). People that cannot attend in person can still get involved by emailing circle requests and names to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All images © Andy Sewell