A documentary about JR, and his participatory art project INSIDE OUT, to premiere at the Tribeca Film FestivalBy Jamia on April 18, 2013
intimate look into the courageous victories and heartrending challenges involved in creating the world’s largest participatory art project. In 2011, French street artist JR announced his TED Prize winning wish to connect people worldwide through a collaborative artistic action.
He launched INSIDE OUT, inspiring thousands of people — from South Dakota to Iran — to collectively transform their personal identities into public artwork. From Moscow to Tunisia, citizens have turned more than 120,000 digital portraits into bold posters covering everything from city walls to trains.
Besides shifting the way INSIDE OUT’s participants and onlookers contemplate storytelling and public space,JR’s big dream has inspired diverse individuals to define the soul, values and vision of their communities with a few simple tools — a camera, paper and paste.
Inside Out: The People’s Art Project debuts on HBO on May 20th at 9PM ET. For a sneak peek, watch the trailer below.