This project took me more then a year to make. Each paper gun took one day.
This project was created to memorialize the victims of mass shootings in America. According to shooting-tracker.com’s data, which defines a mass shooting as an incident in which at least four people are killed or wounded, there were 372 mass shootings in the U.S. in 2015, killing 475 and wounding 1,870.
#GhostGun is a installation of 372 guns made of paper that dangle from fishing line. These guns move with the whim of a slight breeze, pointing in all directions reflecting the randomness of being targeted and killed. People can take a selfie and hashtag #Ghostgun and tag @antagonistmovement on Instagram or @antagonistart on Twitter. My hope is that this starts a conversation.
The installation can be viewed every weekend for the month of September at 404 on Colonels Row, first floor in the sunroom, Governors Island, NY, 11 am to 5 pm. Admission is free. Ferries from lower Manhattan leave every half hour and on the hour.
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