Equitable Art

In a sentence equitable art is art that pays everyone who participates in its production. I always thought it strange that an artist can solely take credit and benefit financially from collaborative work. Not only do I believe in the transformative power of any prosocial all-inclusive activity, I believe in the power of acknowledgement for all who participate. One version of equitable art is building a responsible supply chain for materials to produce and install. Another version of equitable art is placing a computer and a mirror at the base of a building. Participants type in their own name while standing in front of a mirror. The participant’s name is then broadcast on a visible and giant digital billboard at the top of a nearby building. To place the billboard on a building the participant can’t see could be called ‘Gossip’ or ‘Social Media.’ In a prosocial, more ‘reflective’ version, the participant stands in front of a camera and their image is cast rather than their name. Another form of equitable art is integrating and acknowledging co-creators in my PIXEL Projects. Observers are paid in meaningful experiences. What’s your equitable art?