the 0.7% show | AIDS Benefit

August 2 – August 27, 2006

Curated by: Antonia Lancaster

Opening Reception: Thursday, August 3, 6 – 10 pm featuring classical guitarist Larry Reid

Closing Event: Sunday, August 20, 2 – 3 pm reading & 0.7% performance by Poetician1 (Peoples Republic of Poetry) Wally Keeler

This is, I hope a little clarification on the 0.7% calculations for the section altered or removed from the art submitted; it is complex because the 0.7 percent of GDP called for by Stephen Lewis is a linear measure and we are going to be dealing with 2D and 3D areas — therefore most of us will be multiplying each Height, Width and Depth dimension by .007 to get an idea of the dimensions of the excluded piece. The surface area will be an section approximating a .007 section of EACH of the HEIGHT, WIDTH and (where appropriate) DEPTH dimensions. These can be varying and be manipulated, according to desire.

Try to use small units of measure for the calculation of the dimensions of your piece (i.e. centimeters, or pixels), so that you aren’t dealing with fractions too much. Take the 0.7 percentages of each of H, W, and D dimensions separately (when multiplied together, they will give you a total surface area, whether 2D or 3D); each of these measures can be put together to create a rectangle amounting to the .007th of the whole.

The graphic image above has a small rectangle altered beside the right eyebrow of (his) Robert Borden: this gives an idea of the .007 the part of the whole image.

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