Columbus: Inside Out Project – a community art event – was part of the worldwide art initiative, Inside Out. As the brain child of artist/photographer JR, the recipient of the 2011 TED prize, the event called on participants to express themselves through a global art project.
In the spirit of JR’s work – as a French street artist, he uses a camera to show the world its true face by pasting photos of faces on massive canvases – portraits of volunteers at TEDx Columbus, held at COSI, were digitally captured by seven Columbus-based photographers. TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) is a series of global conferences started by the Sapling Foundation to disseminate “ideas worth spreading.”
TEDx events were created to further TED‘s mission, by offering local communities the opportunity to share dialogue in a setting similar to the larger conferences.
Poster-sized portraits are displayed on community buildings in the Franklinton area and at COSI. Images at COSI will be in place for the next year.
More info can be found @ insideoutproject.net.