In 2008, traveling by container ship, train and bus, the artist Simon Faithfull made an epic journey from Liverpool (UK) to Liverpool (Nova Scotia). The purpose of this absurd endeavor was to create 181 digital drawings that record the daily details of a journey from the old world to the new. The drawings are etched into the glass facard of Liverpool Lime Street Station and sandblasted into the stone paving.
Elektronische Visionen in Dortmund broadcast on
Dienstag, 31. August 2010, 22.30 – 23.10 Uhr
Montag, 06. September 2010, 10.50 – 11.30 Uhr (Wdh.)
A quick translation of Harald Welzer talking about A Planetary Order:
I find this piece of work very fine actually because it represents very simply, that is to say in the classical shape of the globe, what is in reality an unbelievably complex process. Normally of course one sees only the sky and the prevailing weather conditions over the place where one is at that time. That this is a complete and forever changing global system is quite wonderfully depicted with this very simple and, in my opinion, beautiful artwork. The worldwide interconnecting system, which Callanan has recorded in miniature, is subdivided in Marko Peljhan’s “Arctic Perspectives” into umpteen individual projects…