Zero Movement, 2015. TodaysArt, the Netherlands.
Zero on Sea was a visionary international art project due to launch on Scheveningen pier, 1965. The project never happened. In 2015 TodaysArt celebrated this event and Cieciura/De Sousa were selected to create a participatory art experience on the same pier. Günther Uecker wrote in ZERO 3, ‘Immediate experience comes only when we ourselves participate. To obtain widest participation, the production of art must cease to be limited to the individual.’ Over 2 nights, each participant was handed 10 utilitarian paper hole strengtheners and invited to create a collective artwork, revealed in UV torchlight. A keepsake wristband gave context to the work with the line from the Zero poem: ‘Zero is the beginning.’