Solar Peace Sculpture by Fred George

Presentation of initial ideas for the interactive installation in the base of the SPS

In a presentation of the first ideas of the student seminar for interactive installation in the base of the Solar Peace Sculpture was presented. Read more ...

Fred George with Prof. Dr Antonio Krüger (DFKI GmbH)

DFKI @ University of Saarland supports the SPS

"We plan in line with a course for students to create interactive presentations for the base of the Solar Peace Sculpture. One idea could be that the active presence of the viewer around the sculpture or the active extracted energy of the solar panels will be integrated into the presentation. In line with the sculpture a digital supply is then related to subjects like energy consumption and scarcity of resources. The students get the unique opportunity to participate on an art project."
Prof. Dr. Antonio Krüger (DFKI GmbH, Dezember 2010)

Solar Peace Sculpture by Fred George

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Solar Peace Sculpture by Fred George

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HTW facing new project challenges

Prof. Dr. Schmidt-Gönner with Fred George

With the planned multi-media-installation in the base of the Solar Peace Sculpture different construction details of the sculpture will have to be changed and adapted, like Prof. Dr. Günter Schmidt-Gönner says. The engineers of the HTW prepare these technical components, which should be moved in the next project phase.

About the Artist Fred George

Solar Peace Sculpture by Fred George

In his 30-year career as a photographer, Fred George has used the trained eye of a social voyeur to create extraordinary images for advertising agencies and architectural firms, as well as in music, art and fashion.
George has created images for campaigns for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Getty Center, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Art Institute of Chicago, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art (New York), American Museum of Natural History, and The Joyce Theater. Corporate clients have included American Express, Cartier, IBM, AT&T, Chase Manhattan Bank, Philip Morris Corporate Contributions, Canon and Citicorp.

His work has been shown in Europe and America, including Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris, New York, and Los Angeles. Major exhibitions include Art Basel (2004), Art Miami (2005), European Month of Photography (Berlin, 2006), and an internationally traveling photography show that began at the French Embassy in New York. His photos of downtown New York are in several private and public collections, and images of the aftermath of 9/11 have been exhibited at the New York Historical Society.

George is active in creating works of art in multiple mediums, expressing his political and environmental concerns by challenging opinions on war, gender, religion, and oppression and confronting the sanctity of established symbols. Ash Wednesday 9/11, Jesus as a Suicide Bomber, and AK-47 Crucifix are jarring examples.

 







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