Whose crater is it anyway?
CRATER NEW YORK: a Lunar Drawing Contest
September 6–26, 2007
September 19, 7pm: Join us and featured artists Nora Ligorano and Marshall Reese, the instigators of Crater New York: a Lunar Drawing Contest, to talk about consumerism, rampant real estate over-development and the possibilities of lunar habitation.
Drawing Contest: September 6–22, Rounds begin at 12:30
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Awards Ceremony: Wednesday, September 26th, 6-9pm (our panel of illustrious judges will be announced soon)
To kick off the 2007-2008 season Location One presents Crater New York, a participatory project created by the artist duo of Nora Ligorano and Marshall Reese. The project takes on the form of a drawing contest that is free and open to the public, artists and not-artists alike. Contestants fill out an entry form and select either a digital or analog medium to create a rendering of the model installation of the Moon that will be placed at the center of the gallery. On one of two computer stations or two traditional artist easels, contestants will have 30 minutes to complete their drawing, which will then be hung on the walls of Location One’s main gallery for the duration of the project. The winner will be chosen by a panel of judges including artists, critics, real estate developers and celebrities. The Jury will be announced once the competition has begun. Three prizes will be awarded on September 26th with each winner receiving a deed for a plot of land on the Moon. Here is a note about it on our blog.
At a time when many seek a virtual life in metaverses like Second Life, when property on the moon is available for sale and ownership, Ligorano/Reese have devised a contest to evaluate contemporary artist skills in hand drawing and computer aided design. Using the moon as a drawing model, this project recontextualizes the tradition and practice of the "en plein air" landscape.
HOW TO REGISTER
Sign up by email. Be sure to give your first and second choice time slots and whether you would like to use a DIGITAL or ANALOG drawing station. If you choose to use the computer to make your drawing, you should be proficient in Adobe PhotoShop or Illustrator.
Alternatively, you can download the entry form and fax/mail it back to us with your preferred time slots. (download PDF) Make sure you include your contact information so that we may contact you to confirm your slot.