Circular Quay, Sydney Harbour.
Anya Gallaccio, ‘Red on Green’, 2012
Anaya Gallaccio’s Red On Green (2012) is a gradual installation piece, a living breathing demonstration of life and death. Favouring organic materials, Gallaccio laid 10,000 red roses across the gallery floor and allowed them wilt and perish untouched. Red On Green is an aggressive gesture that holds a mirror to society’s concept of beauty and our displacement of nature.
Astronaut Chris Hadfield recently wrote a post for Mashable about what it’s like to orbit the earth.
In just 92 minutes we go all the way around, incredulously gazing on place after place, barely known and only dreamed of. The colors and textures pour underneath, a refilling kaleidoscope of delight. Over the months in space that followed, I took thousands of photos to capture and remember it. My book You Are Here is the best of those photos — my guided tour of our planet, as if we were floating and looking out the spaceship window together. Here are a few.
Artist Michael Murph has created Gun Country, a site specific installation that consists of 130 toy guns for the open art competition ArtPrize this year.