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.

History Solar Peace Sculpture

Solar Peace Sculpture by Fred George“In November 2006 I was on a train returning from Paris with my daughter Emma watching massive amounts of new cars go by on a transport train, reading Time Magazine about the anniversary of the Peace Sign and of course all the news about the mess of the war in Iraq. Everything came together in my mind for this concept. And so the SOLAR PEACE SCULPTURE was born.”   
Fred George

The Solar Peace Sculpture has been an on going 4 year journey to date. It has touched so many people from all over the world.  It has a magical force and it was so fortunate that ART.FAIR 21 permitted to be built at the last minute in Cologne Germany in October. We elected to construct only a 6 meter version to get it past quickly thru the city Engineering office.

We have presented the Solar Peace Sculpture in many cities:

(You could read this list from the bottom for chronological order.)

December 2010: 

The 6 Meter Sculpture is moved to University of Saarland, where Dr. Antonio Krüger from the Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz (DFKI) GmbH and university students will work on the interactive base of the SPS thru fall of 2011.

SPS at ART.FAIR 21, Cologne in October 2010October 2010:

A 6-meter version of The Solar Peace Sculpture is erected for ART.FAIR 21 in Köln Germany. It was constructed and built within three weeks after the okay from the ART.FAIR 21 was there.

 

January 2010:

The Solar Peace Sculpture was invited to Earthday Networks Washington DC – for negotiations to place the sculpture on the National Lawn Washington DC. The National Parks requested the SPS be resubmitted for Earthday 2011.

Artist Fred George and the mini-model and the 8ft-model at Hotel Fox, CopenhagenDecember 2009:

The SPS two meter model was invited to COP15 meetings, Fox Hotel, Copenhagen, Denmark.

November 2009:

The Nordgruppen and the City of Copenhagen offered a site next to the metro station called DR-Byen, just next to the National Broadcasting/Danish television.  The SPS is without  source funding for this location at this time.

Solar Peace Sculpture by Fred GeorgeAugust 2009:

The German Development Institute sponsored George to give a presentation of the SPS in Bonn Germany.

August 2009:

The SPS was sponsored by an NGO to the UNFCCC pre COP15 Meetings in Bonn, Germany.

Fred George with Prof. Dr. Volker Linneweber, President University of SaarlandApril 2009:

The University of Saarland, University Congress offered university land at the north end of campus for the SPS. The SPS is source funding for the location at this time.

October 2008:

New York City Solar One site was approved by the city at 23rd and FDR Drive NYC. Consequently the land soil test failed engineering weight requirements. The SPS is reviewing other possible New York City / Brooklyn sites at this time.

 







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