Answer the question “Why do you do what you do?” using text
and imagery in a creative way.
Up to 45 submissions will be featured at Burning Man 2008 and
considered for a wdydwyd book.
Brooklyn Art Project & Working With Artists in Denver are
partnering with wdydwyd?
(Why do you do what you do?) to create a collaborative exhibition
at Burning Man 2008
— an event that attracts over 45,000 people to a prehistoric lake
bed for one of the world’s
largest and most avant-garde art festivals.
Since 2004, Over 3,000 people have answered the question from
groups as diverse as
Harvard Business School, Echoing Green Foundation, Kellogg
Foundation Fellows, including
notable figures like Steve Case, the founder of AOL, and Gloria
Steinham. Now it’s time
for Brooklyn Art Project members to weigh in.
1. Produce visual art that incorporates text in a creative way and
answers the question
“Why do you do what you do?”
2. UPLOAD TO
BROOKLYNARTPROJECT.COM and tag it “BM08”.
Title image with your name and add text in the caption that tells a
story about what you wrote.
3. Join the BAP group “wdydwyd” for project announcements and updates.
4. Finalists will be announced on Brooklynartproject.com on August
A panel of judges will
consider the criteria shown below when selecting images for the
Finalists will be asked to join the wdydwyd.com online
community and upload final images
for exhibit production.
// Surprise & something unexpected
// Candor & authenticity (and/or) personal vulnerability
// Striking visual imagery that is relevant to the text
// Artistry & creativity
DEADLINE: JULY 31st, 2008
// Can I create an image with someone else's
answer? — Yes.
// Is there a specific file size or format
required? — The larger the better. Some may printed as
20x24 (apprx. 7500pixels wide). Most will be 8x10 fyi. 300 dpi is
preferred. Up to 10MB only.
JPEG or PNG are best.
// Got any tips for how to answer the
question? — Yes, check out some of the recommendations here
// Can I submit more than one? — Yes, as
many as you want.
// Other questions? — Email anthony at
SOME INSPIRATION FROM ARTIST SUBMISSIONS IN YEARS