Icelandic Artists Creating World’s Largest Artwork

Icelandic Artists Creating World’s Largest Artwork

Published February 8, 2013

Artist Ingvar Björn Þorsteinsson is setting out to create the largest piece of artwork in the world by soliciting the help of 200,000 Facebook users. Creatively titled “The Largest Artwork in the World,” the project is generating a map of all the Facebook users who sign up to participate, RÚV reports.
Each participant who signs up will have a unique symbol added to the artwork along with a line connecting them to the last person who had registered. The symbols attributed to each participant depend on their location, what time of day they participated, and how many friends they have on Facebook. The result is a colourful web of a global map representing the connections between those participating in the artwork.
The project will be live at LargestArtwork.org for another 66 days and will then be auctioned. Proceeds will support UNICEF.



News
Flooding Strikes Siglufjörður

Flooding Strikes Siglufjörður

by

Heavy and persistent rains have led to an emergency situation as the north Iceland town of Siglurfjörður deals with torrential

News
Iceland Sees Surge In Public Support For More Asylum Seekers

Iceland Sees Surge In Public Support For More Asylum Seekers

by

Icelanders across the political spectrum are showing increasing support for accepting more asylum seekers than the government originally planned. The

News
Drug Dogs Used On Secondary School Kids

Drug Dogs Used On Secondary School Kids

by

Police used drug dogs to search a group of first-year secondary school kids (aged 16) on their way on a

News
Iceland Dairies Want To Ban Swedish Company From Using “Skyr”

Iceland Dairies Want To Ban Swedish Company From Using “Skyr”

by

Iceland Dairies (MS) believes Swedish company Arla is misusing the word “skyr” to describe their “Icelandic style yogurt”, and wants

News
Another Asylum Seeker Attempts Self-Immolation At Red Cross

Another Asylum Seeker Attempts Self-Immolation At Red Cross

by

An asylum seeker threatened to set himself on fire at Icelandic Red Cross offices today, protesting the length of time

News
Conservative Chair Confounded By Pirate Party

Conservative Chair Confounded By Pirate Party

by

Independence Party chairperson Bjarni Benediktsson says he finds the Pirate Party to be “a blank page” and questioned the commitment

Show Me More!