Clay Hands “The People`s Monument” [in progress]

This project is inspired by the Cueva de las Manos (Argentina) made 13,000 to 9,000 years ago. It is a monument for the community of Aarhus made by the citizens of this city (collecting 400 different tile hand prints). The Clay Hands symbolize the equality of all people independently of their ethnicity, gender, class, political views, or religion. This art project suggests that people can and should be involved in, shaping the future of their cities. The hands of the Cueva de las Manos belonged to the people who lived in an egalitarian inclusive community, and this artwork shows how precious these type of communities are and that they can inspire us to build a better future.

It is a long-term art project which started in July 2017 and therefore has several stages:

1st stage: By making sixteen workshops in the public space we and collected 400 unique handprints from different neighbourhoods and communities in Aarhus.

Clay hand worksops !!!

SAME OF THE REACCTION FROM THE PARTICIPANTS IT WHAT ALSO REALLY MATTER FROM THE PROCESS !!!! <3 Samskab Aarhus at the green embassy

Posted by CLAY HANDS-Public ART Installation on Monday, August 13, 2018

2nd stage: At the public entrance of Street Food Arhus we set up an open ceramic workshop for two months with constant activity and where the people passing and willing to participate were producing the ceramic tiles from other peoples handprints collected in the previous stage.

Today at Aarhus Street Food 💚

Posted by CLAY HANDS-Public ART Installation on Saturday, February 2, 2019

Another Day at #aarhusstreetfood Making Collective Art ❤️Come down and be a part!

Posted by CLAY HANDS-Public ART Installation on Wednesday, February 6, 2019

15 times the Kiln was working and each firing took 2 days long.

The 3rd stage: At Folkestedet (the people’s building) and during twenty-three workshops we invited locals in the house and in the city of Aarhus to write a personal message to humanity on one of the ceramic handprints while opening the dialogue about inclusiveness with other participants and the artist performing an open building process of attaching tiles on a metal structure.

Reportage

Mock-up of the artwork in the final location wall.

VERY SOON THE FINAL EXHIBITION WILL BE ANNOUNCED!…
STAY TUNED 😉❤️

This project is launched by Beatriz Gonzalez Rodriguez.