Awareness Raising

The Vagina Monologues, by Eve Ensler

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Artist: Eve Ensler Title: The Vagina Monologues Year created:1994 Location: Global Materials: theatre What is the piece’s impact? What started as a play has evolved into a global movement, now called V-Day. Volunteers put on this play and proceeds support anti-violence…

Rane-Char, by Dr. Daro Montag

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Artist: Dr. Daro Montag Title: Rane-Char  Year created: 2009 Location: Falmouth, Cornwall, UK Materials: Carcoal What is the piece’s impact? The piece involves the creation and distribution of “Bio-char,” which is a “fine grained, highly porous charcoal that helps soils retain…

The Real Costs, by Michael Mandiberg

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Artist: Michael Mandiberg Title: The Real Costs  Year created: 2007 Location: The internet, artist based in New York, USA. Materials: Browser plugin, freeware. What is the piece’s impact?  It’s an educational piece, which uses an internet web browser plug-in that that inserts emissions data…

E Pluribus Unum, by Chris Jordan

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Artist: Chris Jordan Title: E Pluribus Unum Year created: 2010 Location: Seattle,  USA Materials: large scale print, massive database of organizations working in social justice and environmental issues. What is the piece’s impact? The title of the piece roughly translates to read “Out of…

Steeped in Exploration,by Matthew Mazzotta

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Artist: Matthew Mazzotta Title: Steeped in Exploration – “A Teahouse without Tea!” Year created: 2009-2011 Location: Smalle Ee, Netherlands Materials: Methane digester, cow manure, kettle, tea, small building made of local materials What is the piece’s impact? It lead to the creation of…

Various Performances, by the Seeds Project

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Artist: Seeds Theatre Group Title: Various Performances Year created: 1997-ongoing Location: Lae District in the Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea Materials: theatre What is the group’s impact? They use the performing arts to communicate community issues to its viewers. Players are largely drawn from…

Oil Standard, by Michael Mandiberg

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Oil Standard screencast from Michael Mandiberg.  Artist: Michael Mandiberg Title: Oil Standard Year created: 2011 Location: The internet, artist based in New York, USA. Materials: Internet plug-in, freeware What is the piece’s impact? It’s an educational piece, which uses an internet web…

PHAT-Promoting Healthy Alternatives for Teens

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Artist/Organization: University of Maryland Medical Center – Shock Trauma Center with The 5th L Title: PHAT-Promoting Healthy Alternatives for Teens Year created: 1998 – ongoing Location: Baltimore, USA Materials: Spoken word is part of a larger intervention. What is the project’s piece’s impact? Participants are given…

Art not Violence

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Organizations:  Women’s College Hospital, the Women’s College Research Institute, and the University of Toronto Title:  Art Not Violence Year created: 2000 – ongoing. Location: Toronto, Canada. Materials: Painting and drawing. What is the piece’s impact? This is largely an awareness raising campaign,…