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Olafur Eliasson’s LittleSun shines with Scribit

Scribit has teamed up with artist Olafur Eliasson’s Little Sun project to draw in thousands of people’s homes and remind us we are all connected by the sun. The message? Hope and action for the future of our planet.

Scribit, the write&erase robot that turns vertical surfaces into canvases, has teamed up with Olafur Eliasson’s non-profit LittleSun to draw an ever-changing sun path chart on people’s walls. The collaboration inaugurates a series called Scribit Originals, which will bring drawings and interactive experience inspired by well-known artists, poets and designers into people’s homes and everyday spaces.

Scribit Originals will focus on a story, cause or concept, whose main visual narrator will be the wall-climbing Scribit robot.

Original #1 in collaboration with Eliasson is a piece meant to provoke a dialogue, a personalized call for action through art and for the future of our planet. The resulting drawing has the ambition of becoming the world’s largest mosaic, reaching simultaneously into thousands of people’s homes.

Little Sun has long advocated for sustainability, bringing solar lamps to areas with no access to electricity. Now, it’s partnering Scribit to amplify its message.

As part of the experience, Scribit owners will be able to input a specific date, hour and location into the app connected to the robot, generating a unique representation of the position of the sun in the sky at their chosen time and place. The vertical plotter will draw the custom chart on a wall, canvas or other vertical surface.

 

Each sun path chart will be part of something bigger– a visual, collective statement for climate action that reunites and connects people under the same sun.

 

The feature is already available on both iOS and Android, via the Scribit App.

“Scribit challenges the paradigm of art as confined to a precise time and location,” says Carlo Ratti, inventor of the write-and-erase robot and director of the Senseable City Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). “It narrows the gap between viewer and artist. Instead of a fleeting encounter, art becomes a dialogue, an exchange, an evolving interaction.”

 

 About Little Sun

Little Sun’s solar solutions are for everyone. Artist Olafur Eliasson launched the Little Sun social business in July 2012 at London’s Tate Modern to bring clean, affordable solar energy to the 1.1 billion people living without electricity. In 2017, Eliasson launched the Little Sun Foundation as an extension of the social business. The non-profit brings light to the most vulnerable communities worldwide who are off the grid and beyond the reach of Little Sun’s entrepreneurial distribution models, especially school children, refugees and people affected by natural disaster.

 

 

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