ai weiwei + olafur eliasson give rise to moon interactive artwork
ai weiwei + olafur eliasson give rise to moon interactive artwork ai weiwei + olafur eliasson give rise to moon interactive artwork
nov 26, 2013

ai weiwei + olafur eliasson give rise to moon interactive artwork


ai weiwei and olafur eliasson have partnered up on a global interactive art project which encourages collaborative drawing. ‘moon’ is a digital canvas, which invites individuals to draw on its surface, whether it be a phrase, a doodle, a thought, a greeting — your mark acting as a catalyst for further communication between you and the rest of the universe, whoever is out there.

ai weiwei + olafur eliasson moon
ai weiwei and olafur eliasson have collaborated encourage collaborative drawing




starting out as a blank, white, glowing lunar form, ‘moon’ is slowly growing into a space where people’s imaginations are running wild, acting as a platform in which one can send messages through non-verbal methods and offering complete and total freedom to participants to do what they wish within their square of space. you can contribute to ‘moon’ simply by logging in via facebook, twitter or e-mail, and make your impression alongside the many others who have already engaged in the creative project. see the ‘moon’ in action at:

the digital canvas accepts doodles, statements, drawings, thoughts… anything you wish to express



celebrate with us the gathering of creative powers from around the globe to mark the passage from nothing to something and from thinking into doing. savour this moment of transformation. leave your fingerprint and see the shared moon grow as others reach out too. let’s show the world that together our marks matter. creativity defies boundaries.’ – ai weiwei + olafur eliasson

mark created by ai weiwei

mark created by olafur eliasson


have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.
all comments are reviewed for the purposes of moderation before publishing.

comments policy
designboom's comment policy guidelines
generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

- please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
- please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
- please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
- please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
- please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
(there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
the best 100-200 entries too.)

a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.


a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

art news

keep up with our daily and weekly stories
502,384 subscribers
- see sample
- see sample