Oct
29

Of All the People in All the World.

Of All The People In All The World uses grains of rice to bring abstract statistics to life via exhibitions worldwide. Each grain of rice represents one person. Over a period of days a team of performers carefully weigh out quantities of rice to represent a host of human statistics in the form of groupings. Some are serious, some not so much.

Some examples include:
- the populations of towns and cities
- the number of doctors, the number of soldiers
- the number of people born each day, the number who die
- all the people who have walked on the moon
- deaths in the holocaust

I love the downplayed simplicity of the entire project. It makes it that much more impactful.




Check out more images on their flickr page!

5 Comments on “Of All the People in All the World.”

  • karey m.

    this is so great. robert de niro. one tiny piece.

    i cackled. it was not my prettiest moment. thanks for it…

    10-29-08 » 3:56 pm »

  • SGM

    Oooh, brilliant! I love this idea.

    10-29-08 » 8:51 pm »

  • Ms Unreliable

    Haha I had a giggle at Robert De Niro too. Thanks for sharing this great project!

    10-30-08 » 9:38 am »

  • jae

    Wow. This is such an interesting and fascinating project.

    10-30-08 » 12:42 pm »

  • Tasha

    So true. There really is only one Robert DeNiro.

    10-31-08 » 5:59 am »

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