How Many People …?

CR 888. Year 2006

How Many People Jochen Gerz Cr 888 Web

HOW MANY PEOPLE DIE EACH DAY FROM HUNGER?
If this rectangle were the size of 16 trucks, then all the dots added together would be equal to the number of people dying each day from hunger.

Perception today means rather a condition of unconsciousness, astonishment that the things are still there after all, that they can still leave impressions on our senses.

Friedemann Malsch 1988

Ethics is articulated through effective operations, and it defines a distance between what is and what ought to be. This distance designates a space where we have something to do.

Bojana Pejic 1993

Categories

Work in public space

Basel, Schweiz

Truck with reflecting foil on the surface (digital print), 270 x 1346 cm

A truck bearing the inscription HOW MANY PEOPLE DIE EACH DAY FROM HUNGER? travelled the roads of Europe as part of the Move for Life campaign during the Basel Art Fair in 2006. Other trucks were designed by Daniele Buetti, Franz Burckhardt, Robert Rauschenberg, Atelier Van Lieshout and Zia Zheng.

See the edition (862).

Partners

Littmann Kulturprojekte, Basel

Realisations

Basel 2006. Lyon 2011. Paris 2012

My name is Jochen Gerz