THE BIG HOUSE
“Free your mind and the rest will follow”
OPENS TODAY SUNDAY @ 1:00PM SLT
Article 27 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states:
“Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits.”
THE BIG HOUSE is Caerleon’s new multi-artist project that celebrates the freedoms bestowed upon all humans being by the Universal Delclaration of Human Rights which celebrates it’s 61’s anniversary on December 10th..
THE BIG HOUSE, slang for prison, is just that — A bleak gray institution surrounded by an oversized barbed wire fence and four guard towers that keep watch on 24 prison cells in which artists from around the world have created art installations that take on the 30 articles from the Universal Declaration of Human rights.
Incorporating various artistic styles and interpretations, including streaming video, the “imprisoned” artists demonstrate how our creative impulses, imaginations and spirit can liberate us from all prisons — whether they be physical, political, social, economical or even virtual.
Mencius Watts & Taggert Alsop
Shellina Winkler & Solkide Auer
During the run of the show, there will be scheduled special events.
We hope you will join us in celebrating our human rights.
07 dicembre 2009
ABOUT THE CAERLEON SIMS AND VIRTUAL ART INITIATIVE
The Caerleon sims are part of the Virtual Art Intiative. The original Caerleon Isle sim was founded in Second Life by Georg Janick in Feb 2008 and has since grown to four sims in Second Life : Caerleon Isle, New Caerleon, Caerleon Art Collective2 and Caerleon Erato and four new sims on Reaction Grid. The Caerleon sims are home to 31+ artist residents and educators and feature a wide range of art exhibitions, collaborative projects, art classes, lectures and workshops. For additional information on Caerleon & the Virtual Art Initiative, please visit the VAI web site at: www.virtual-art-initiative.org
•No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.
*”If you’re innocent in prison, you suffer for it because it means you can’t get parole because you won’t say you’re guilty. When people like that year after year continue to maintain they are innocent, then those people are the people we have to listen to.”
Rubin “Hurricane” Carter (freed innocent prisoner and activist)
It is a sad and unfortunate fact that, sometimes, innocent people are sent to jail and suffer from injustices.
Our work is for all the innocents who spend most of their life dreaming of freedom and fighting for justice, for the ones who won their battle and the ones who unjustly died.