Medium: Lithograph on white BFK Rives 300 gsm hand cut paper, signed and numbered by the artist
Size: 76.0cm x 101.0cm
Good To Know: Unframed, stored flat in our humidity controlled art storage facility, accompanied by a CoA (Certificate of Authenticity) issued by the artist, condition report available upon request
Arty-Fact: "Art and technology united 49 people from many different countries and backgrounds to share a unique moment of humanity. We all have this heightened need for social interaction these days. During this challenging time, I missed the human interactions I experienced during my art projects.
"André Malraux said: 'Art is the shortest path from one human being to another human being.' I depicted the words of the French Novelist in Arabic on an artwork that I divided into 49 pieces. Each piece was sent to a person worldwide: Nigeria, USA, Portugal, Italy, China, Canada, UAE, Qatar, France, UK, Netherlands, Pakistan, Tunisia, Rwanda, Egypt, and Romania.
"Then, at 1 PM EST on April 26 2020, everyone logged in with their respective virtual backgrounds. As the conductor, I just had to synchronize the participants and shape the final picture, allowing people to enter the Zoom call according to their position on the artwork.
"Each person was a single instrument playing a solo. Person by person, I could witness the artwork taking shape. I had to trust everyone to do their part so we could create the artwork together. Their role was to be on time, have a good internet connection and have a laptop. It was amazing to see each person entering the room and, to their surprise, being greeted by people from all over the world, whether they knew them or not. There was an undeniable comradery that was genuinely endearing.
"The best part of it was not the artwork. It was the ambience, the energy, and the love everyone shared during the call. This wouldn't have been possible without the talented Aloe Blacc, who performed throughout the call, and the performance of the fantastic Dutch dancers Norah, Yarah and Rosa.
"For over an hour, we were all at the same level, in unison, sharing the same human condition. I didn't realize what was happening until the call was over, and the participants left one by one just as I had added them." - eL Seed.
🎥 Lights, Camera, Action 🎬: Art Is The Shortest Path
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