Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Smiles Film by Yoko Ono

"My ultimate goal in film-making is to make a film which includes a smiling face snap of every single human being in the world. Of course, I cannot go around the world and take the shots myself. I need cooperation from something like the post offices of the world. if everybody would drop a snapshot of themselves and their families to the post office of their town, or allow themselves to be photographed by the nearest photographic studio, this would be soon accomplished." -Yoko Ono 1967
In 1967 Yoko Ono had been inspired to get a smiling picture of every human being on the planet,  a worldwide project that is now, decades later being fulfilled. With help from today's technology she is able to get picture sent from all the world by using websites like Instagram and Twitter

Yoko Ono and David Frost 1967
"And when you are born, you will know that if you wanted to, you will have in your life time to communicate with the whole world. That is more than most of us could ask for." -Yoko Ono 1967


To participate in her project you can:
  • Take or upload a picture to Instagram or Twitter to @SmilesFilm
  • When adding the picture hashtag #smilesfilm
  • Add you location to appear on the map at Smiles Film's website
#SmilesFilm has already been showing since June 21 in London's Serpentine Gallery as part of Yoko's show To The Light, it will be running until this coming September 9.

Yoko Ono first talking about her project can be found here

 "Very soon, the age may come where we would not need photographs to communicate, like ESP, etc. It will happen soon, but that will be "After The Film Age." -Yoko Ono 1967

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