'19 years' was produced for the exhibition 'Changing Matters' at the Museum of Nature History in Stockholm in 2008. It displays over 1800 events in more than 500 places, in chronological order, from 1989 to 2007, on a black and white political map. These events were popular mass-protests, such as demonstrations or rallies, where several thousands of people took to the streets in protest.
This is a cropped, low resolution video preview of the work. The original work consists of a Flash application, in which the animation is created programmatically on-the-fly with actionscript and xml, which means that it can easily be updated with new events. The Flash application is also used when the work is exhibited.
The data was collected from the internet, predominantly from news websites, and most notably from the New York Times' online archive. The database is available at jonbrunberg.com/19y, where you'll also find notes on my definitions, links to the sources and texts about the work.
The animation was programmed by Marc Bjersbo Asp.
Group exhibition, Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, March 2 - July 8 19 years + one tool for measuring power
Solo show, Moderna Museet, Stockholm. February 25 - March 21, 2010. Changing Matters-The Resilience Art Exhibition
Group show, Naturhistoriska Riksmuseet in Stockholm, April 12 - Sept. 7, 2008.