Chinese artist Ai Weiwei teamed up with Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson to launch MOON, an online social media artwork in which users can create digital drawings on the surface of a virtual moon. To make a mark, it’s necessary to login so you can enter inside this social planet.
“The instant a touch is made, things are set in motion. Make a drawing to reach out and be touched. Drawing together we are drawn together. This is how we make a difference in the world, on micro and macro levels, individually and collectively. Touch the moon by drawing on it – a vision, doodle, statement, a greeting, thought. . . your drawing is a hinge between you, everyone else, and the universe.
By connecting in spaces for imagination – by determining what to share and how to share it – we can create a greater outcome. Through messages and non-verbal communication, in a language unique to each person, the collective work becomes a testament to personal freedom, creativity, and activity.
Celebrate with us the gathering of creative powers from around the globe to mark the passage from nothing to something and from thinking into doing. Savour this moment of transformation. Leave your fingerprint and see the shared moon grow as others reach out too. Let’s show the world that together our marks matter. Creativity defies boundaries.
Ideas, wind, and air no one can stop.”
Ai Weiwei and Olafur Eliasson