Ocean Circuits will be a 1.2m X 1.2m community crafted public art wall hanging that is illuminated by LED lights. The purpose of this initiative is to shine a ‘light’ (LED) on the cornucopia of living and non-living facets of the oceans off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador as well as some research that is going on at Memorial University as well as learn about electrical circuits. Visitors to the Geo Centre will have the opportunity to contribute to our Ocean Circuit montage wall hanging in the form of a 15cmX15cm piece of canvas with art that would reflect their understanding or feelings of our oceans. Once their art piece is finished visitors will then learn about electrical circuits by adding a battery operated LED light to light up their creation. Once completed these squares will be pieced together to create an eclectic, illuminated wall hanging of our ocean.
As part of the Johnson Geo Centre’s pop-up makerspace, this project will provide a fun and engaging way to spark curiosity, explore ocean biodiversity and connect art, science, and technology. In addition, Ocean Circuits creates a tangible link for our guests to contribute to an exhibit piece, continuing to make the Johnson Geo Centre a true community space and a welcoming place where they can see themselves.
St. John's, NL