The Rice Show

July 22, 2011 · 4 comments

in eco friendly Of All The People In All The World is a fascinating performance/art installation that uses grains of rice to bring formally abstract statistics to startling and powerful life. In this captivating exhibition, each grain of rice is equal to one person and you are invited to compare the one grain that is you to the millions that are not. Over a period of days a team of performers carefully weigh out quantities of rice to represent a host of human statistics. The statistics and their juxtapositions can be subtle, witty and thought provoking. The work has been performed in cities from Los Angeles to Melbourne, Madrid to New York City and past installations have included the people born today in the world and those who will die today, everyone who was killed in the Holocaust, all the millionaires in the USA and everyone who is HIV positive. As part of Feet to the Fire: Exploring Global Climate Change from Science to Art, Wesleyan has commissioned Stans Cafe to produce a version of Of All the People in All the World: USA which helps humanize the issues of climate change. (Video by Paul Horton/Intro/outro music by Evan Manners)

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