Michiko Nitta's Extreme Green Guerillas, a project people often cite when OpenSailing comes up...
In this article we discuss the interest of "apocalyptic art", I think our project [ 2012hopes.com + OpenSailing.net ] is often depicted as "apocalytic art", but our project does not conform neither to "Apocaliptic" nor "art" adjectives, rather it plays of the ambiguity of the subject and actual trends... Explanation :
first, a definiton (wikipedia) :
"Apocalypse (Greek: Ἀποκάλυψις Apokálypsis; "lifting of the veil") is a term applied to the disclosure to certain privileged persons of something hidden from the majority of humankind. Today the term is often used to refer to the end of the world, which may be a shortening of the phrase apokalupsis eschaton which literally means "revelation at the end of the æon, or age".In the first place, we have no intention to "reveal " something to a handfull selected people, the project is being developed with a very "open-source" state of mind unlike other "prophet" that will offer you "redemption" for 500$ promising you to be part of the age Noah's Ark and the making of the next civilisation, we want to share our informations help everyone coping with the apocalypse, if there was one coming.
Apocalypse has a biblical or religious taste, we definitely dont, even if we are aware of informations of religious origin, our project is definitely pragmatic and scientifical.
As it is a collaborative project, there is no belonging of the idea to a singular individual or a group, no artist figure. Secondly we have no artistic intention but rather a design perspective, more practical, not making any particular reference, but definitely trying to learn and re-use the most effective techniques to carry our task. We might present our work in art venues, but our purpose is not in the space of the museum but according to where our informations, fears and hopes are taking us - the ocean !
So if you want to know more about what we are not but what we look like, and the article describes this quite interestingly, you can read it, it is nice!