Vancouver based art blog, BOOOOOOOM, just launched a new open collaborative art project that will result in an installation in Spain.
In March, BOOOOOOOM is heading to Barcelona for a creative conference called Internet Age Media Weekend where blog founder Jeff Hamada will be speaking alongside people from It’s Nice That, Nowness, Google, Nike, Creative Applications, Vimeo and many others.
Alex, from the Tangible Interaction studio in Vancouver, and Jeff will be building a sculpture there – with your help! This is an open call to all Booooooom readers, and people all over the world! If you would like to be an integral part of this project, the guys are asking for pencils! Specifically, a pencil with your name and city written somewhere on it, and a photo of you holding your pencil.
1. Send a standard size new or used pencil (you can send in as many as you like). The pencil can be round or hexagonal but if the pencil is too thick it will not fit our connectors.
2. Write your name and city somewhere on your pencil. An easy solution is to take a blade and shave off a little rectangle near the eraser and write your name with a felt on the exposed section.
3. Photograph yourself holding your pencil, before you mail it in. We want to have a slideshow of every person who contributed a pencil to our project projected in the gallery space alongside the ever-changing sculpture. If you’re a shy person you can always use the pencil to obscure your eyes or face; we really want to encourage you to send in a photo of yourself. It will be amazing to see all the different people that helped create the sculpture.
4. Please email your photo to: firstname.lastname@example.org with your NAME and CITY in all capital letters.
5. Please mail your pencil (you can send as many as you like) you have two options to send:
304 – 1000 Parker Street
Vancouver BC V6A 2H2
Attn: Andres Colmenares
Carrer Sant Gervasi de Cassoles 37
6-3. 08022, Barcelona, Spain
Get more information about the project.