People are AWESOME and Crazy

12 Aug

The “Swimming Cities of Serenissima” is a floating fleet of art boats – created entirely from trash. A crew, led  by Tianna Kennedy (a New Yorker) drove the art boats from the coast of Slovenia to the heart of Venice, Italy. The crew was assembled from a random mix of dumpster-diving, freegans with experience in living on the cheap. The goal was to ride the assembled boats to Venice, Italy – put on a show, and then disassemble them.

Apparently the trip was not without suffering. Kennedy claims that the journey was pretty miserable and the crew survived mostly on bread, Prosecco and beer. I think it’s pretty rad what people can do with no money, and all in the name of art! I mean look at these art boats, It’s like a fairy tale.




One Response to “People are AWESOME and Crazy”

  1. Claire August 13, 2011 at 5:25 AM #

    I saw this and thought, “Why do people do things like this?” I’m not judging, just trying to figure it out. I’m sure the participants have a clear vision of their intentions. But, the deeper reason may be the same reason people do Outward Bound or go on National Geographic sponsored travel. It’s probably why people bake, swim in the ocean, or juggle. Doing something all consuming and purposeful forces us to be in the moment. When we are living in the now we aren’t feeling bad about the past or worrying about the future. Or, maybe they did if for the Processco!?

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