Ai Weiwei and Olafur Eliasson invite you to draw on the moon

By on February 26, 2015
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Artist’s Ai Weiwei (Left) and Olafur Eliasson (Right)

With their recently updated interactive web project Moon, artists Ai Weiwei and Olafur Eliasson have built an online platform that invites users to create and share drawings mapped onto a digital model of the moon.

Their collaborative vision employs the democratic nature of the internet to create a unique shared world art experience. The pair had always wanted to collaborate on a project, Eliasson recently told ArtNews, but Weiwei’s confinement in China meant they had to improvise. With Moon they’ve built a virtual meeting place, akin to Second Life or a MMORPG, with the main focus on sharing and creating art.

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Eliasson described their vision for Moon, saying: “We have facilitated for you a sphere on which you can make a mark. Not just to make a mark, but make a mark that matters to you. Make your wish, make your dream. Do something.”

So far, more than 35,000 users have accepted their invitation to create drawings to adorn the white Google Earth-inspired globe.  The site’s recent relaunch saw the addition of users now able to curate Moon drawings they fall in love with as they traverse the topographical museum.

Visit now at: https://www.moonmoonmoonmoon.com/

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