Thursday, 19 April 2012

arOCCUPY May Day

Goddess of Democracy, 4Gentlemen, Red Square, Moscow Russia, 2012.

arOCCUPY May Day is a non-violent action meant to send a message to the 1%. Augmented art works from around the world will take over the financial district on May 1st. The global community will be heard in the heart land of the 1%. arOCCUPY May Day is being organized by Mark Skwarek (US) and Warren Armstrong (AU) from ManifestAR and Augmented Reality Activists.

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Artwork reflecting Organ Harvest in China

Chinese Takeout
Artists: 4 Gentleman
Year of Production: 2012
Medium: Digital Art
Dimension: Varied


The work visualizes gruesome reality that Chinese government has been systematically harvesting organs from live Falungong practitioners for profit.
The inhuman practices were exposed by David Matas and David Kilgour's investigation report Bloody Harvest in 2007. In 2012, this issue again came to light when a Chinese official, who fled to U.S. Consulate in Chengdu, revealed evidences of human rights violations in China, in exchange for political asylum. However, this topic remains a taboo among Chinese intellectuals fearing persecution by the Party. While the country set new regulations prioritizing organ transplantation operation for domestic patients, demands from foreigners has driven the 'market' initially and continuously. We therefore intent to arouse greater awareness within the international community by visualizing the issue with art.