Kids Creative Lab & Studio Orta mobilise 1,400,000 children
Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy
For the 5th edition of Kids Creative Lab – a national educational project for Italian primary school children - the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice and OVS invite Lucy + Jorge Orta to develop a workshop with 1,400,000 children on the theme of sustainable development and respect for the marine ecosystem. The artists have devised the pedagogical project ‘message-in-a-bottle’ inspired by their works Gama and Clouds, to sensitize children about the impact of plastic waste on the environment through an arts-based workshop. 6,000 primary schools and 50,000 classes participated in the writing of a collective manifesto for the oceans. The coded messages are inserted into thousands of recycled bottles. The result of this massive collaboration is exhibited at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice from March 30 to April 17, 2017.