This unique art installation connects emerging technologies with contemporary art, audiences and creativity. The installation called Beating Heart consists of: sculpture, online activation campaign, audience text messages, light, augmented reality, interactivity and sound. Presented at the National Theater Platou in Sarajevo, it received the World Citizen Artists award for 2020.
From public art to a platform of creative concepts activated by contemporary art and powered by dialogue and connectivity, project Think Freedom incorporates sculpture, installation, light, sound, and new technologies. It is a collaboration of shared experience connecting communities with creativity, new technologies, and contemporary art in a participatory cultural innovation.
Multimedia Think Freedom installation, is composed of hundreds of suspended sculptures individually made from two metal strips, like two hands or two messages folded into a shape of a bird, a symbol recognised in every culture and every religion as a symbol of moving forward, of transitioning, of hoping and dreaming. More than that each sculpture is given life by a young student’s message handwritten on its wings. Young people globally write to me about their idea of freedom and their view of the future. These messages written on the installation join messages from all previous location and will go on as the universal understanding of the power of art. Students of art/architecture/design work with me and design the installation in each location anew, adding their own creations to the installation as it becomes authentic each time.
Think Freedom grew out of conversations with young people about what culture and art mean to them: can they be tools to build and establish our freedom? Together we presented it as a multimedia installation at the Sarajevo City Hall for the first time in 2015 when Associated Press published its first photograph as the Global Image of the Day and the Vatican Embassy gifted one sculpture to His Holiness during his visit to Sarajevo. Think Freedom today is on its global journey as a comprehensive public art project researching opinions and supporting new dialogues and diverse aspects of our lives in the new millennia, while employing contemporary art as the vehicle of communication and interaction. Sculptures from previous host cities continue to travel to the future host cities and by the end of our journey, when Think Freedom will presented in New York City at the Daag Hammerskjold Plaza in 2025, it will already have an audience of 30 million with over 10 thousand voices of young people heard.