115 Stars

I have a lot on my desk right now, and it is crazy crazy.
But I am slowly working my way through the piles of serious business, in order to find time to
idle around with macramé string and pretty paper patterns. And that sort of thing, you know....

However, I want to show you something I stumbled upon yesterday.

I regularly read the blog Carpe Item, written by the lovely faroese Svanna Joensen. 
She often posts interesting and beautiful things, and I particularly enjoy when she writes
about the Faroe Islands, a place I dream of visiting some day.

The other day, she linked to this fantastic project (in Switzerland), and I just have to show you!
I never heard of it, and perhaps you didn't either?

As an art project, it really has everything, if you ask me; an interesting idea - an idea both 
breathtakingly simple, beautiful and somewhat nerdy, demanding meticulous preparation. 
Also, it involves people, and it is interesting to think about the hours the artist must have put into 
explaining his idea, both aesthetically and practically, to a whole lot of people.

Last, but not least, this work will leave something behind, with so many people, even though it is
essentially ephemeral - the neighbours in that building will talk about it for the rest of their lives.
And, just think about that: they will talk with each other

But enough talk from me:
Here is Andreas Gysins '115 stars' project from 2002. The video is about 16 minutes long,
please enjoy it in all its lenght, and read the notes.

Go to the video om Vimeo - click here

Desk: Getty TIME / LIFE Archives
115 Stars: copyright Andreas Gysin

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