Will Pappenheimer + Zachary Brady
“Where is Petition City?” a man asks in Beijing during Zhao Liang’s 2009 Chinese film, “Petition.” It has become evident that Washington institutions no longer listen to the voice of the people. We need something we've never tried before. It is time to use sky writing to leave messages and pictograms over strategic institutions all over the Washington so that they will take notice. The mobile App, Sky Petition City, creates sky written messages and drawings in virtual airplane trails for the visions, thoughts and concerns of citizens and creative thinkers. Normally out of the financial reach of the general public, this grand scale sky image now becomes available for the general populace as a means of inescapable textual or pictorial address and redress. As each person’s contribution is replaced by the next, previous sky written imagery will be stacked onto the Washington Monument for further consideration.
Draw from anywhere: http://skypetitioncity.thruhere.net/
A project for The exhibition, "Manifest: AR" at Gallery 31 at the Corcoran Gallery of Art - http://www.corcoran.edu/exhibitions/manifest-ar