CITIZEN OF EARTH
WHERE ARE YOU FROM?
Marc Thorpe Design
“The socio-political rationalization for borders drawn on the earth have proven throughout history to be problematic. War, poverty, famine, disease,
political and economic instability, terrorism, environmental degredation, racism, genocide and much more
are all byproducts of the ceaseless reinforcement of borders.”
What would it take for mankind to shift from me to we?
The disturbing strangeness appears when the “limits between imagination and reality” are no longer there.
Thorpe imagines that the shape of the "citizens of the earth" is reminiscent of the type of flying saucers, first reported in 1947 in the United States. both figuratively and literally, the disc reflects our existence on this planet and suggests that if we are not alone in the universe, we must represent ourselves as a united civilization. the installation would include a polished steel disc that seems to hover in the middle of the desert, softly reflecting the surrounding border of the United States and Mexico. Depending on the time of day and the lighting conditions, the disc seems to vanish and perfectly assimilate to the landscape, blurring the distinction between light and dark, solid and empty, sky and earth, the United States and Mexico.