Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Running the Numbers — An American Self-Portrait

A series of large intricately detailed prints assembled from thousands of smaller photographs that look at contemporary American culture through statistics. Each print portrays a specific quantity of something: fifteen million sheets of office paper (five minutes of paper use); 106,000 aluminum cans (thirty seconds of can consumption), 3.6 million SUV sales in one year, $12.5 million spent every hour on the Iraq war, and so on.

Chris Jordan is the artist behind this project that visually depicts these vast and bizarre measures of the American society.

I wonder if any artist is up for doing a similar series on Indian society and culture. Imagine images of: Number of people traveling in Mumbai locals during peak hours, the amount of garbage that we throw on the streets every hour, or the number of new cell phone connections everyday.

Via: Vidyut Sonde

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