A Stunning Display of Democracy 
This participatory art installation is both a visual representation of our collective voice and a “get out the vote” campaign.
You are invited to share your message as part of this historic public artwork to be installed in Washington D.C. in 2022. In these ever-shifting times, it is important to stand for what you believe in.  Share your message to give voice to this moment.

Now more than ever, it’s important to actively engage in creating the society we want to live in.

While the artwork Change in the Air is a bold, unifying expression of our collective voice, its debut on the National Mall draws awareness to one of the most important ways we make our voices heard today—voting.
Change In The Air urges us to reflect on what is most important and how we can change things for our collective future.
With the 2022 U.S. midterm elections approaching, there’s no time like the present.  Make your voice heard…
About Change in the Air

Change In The Air (2022) is a large-scale, outdoor, participatory art installation that visualizes our collective voice and calls for change for a better, shared future. Made up of messages collected from all over the United States, the public artwork doubles as a voting awareness campaign.

Conceived by American artist Patrick Shearn, the work will be suspended across the length of the National Mall in Washington D.C. in September 2022 ahead of the U.S. midterm elections.

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About Change in the Air

Change In The Air (2022) is a large-scale, outdoor, participatory art installation that visualizes our collective voice and calls for change for a better, shared future. Made up of messages collected from all over the United States, the public artwork doubles as a voting awareness campaign.

Conceived by American artist Patrick Shearn, the work will be suspended across the length of the National Mall in Washington D.C. in September 2022 ahead of the U.S. midterm elections.

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Skynet Art Series

Change in the Air is the latest iteration of the Skynet Series, for which Patrick Shearn and Poetic Kinetics are world-renowned. These fantastical ultralight-weight aerial canopies perform dramatically in the wind, offering an immersive and peaceful viewing experience that is impactful up-close as well as at a distance.

Skynet Series Highlight Reel

Visions in Motion

Change in the Air follows the outstanding success of a similar project we did to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Peaceful Revolution and Fall of the Berlin Wall. Together, Kulturprojekte Berlin and Poetic Kinetics collected 40,000 individual messages of inspiration and hope and incorporated these messages into the artwork, called Visions in Motion.  The artwork was seen by over one million people and experienced by countless more through social media and front-page news all over the world. With Change in the Air, we want to go even bigger!

Message Collecting

Your Voice Matters

Share your thoughts, feelings, solutions and ideas and together we’ll create an artwork that encapsulates the momentum of this time.  An artwork that creatively envisions a brighter future for everyone!

Your message will be written on a single streamer and incorporated into this historic art piece, Change in the Air.  Every message submitted will make the artwork larger in size. With your participation we’ll create a stunning representation of our collective voice; a symbol of hope and unity to mark this moment in time.

September 2022 we’ll display this piece at National Mall in Washington, D.C.  You’re invited!

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PARTNERSHIPS

Greater impact through great partners.

Are you a non-profit, NGO, corporate responsibility advocate, sponsor or simply interested in volunteering?

We are looking for partners to help us make this project a powerful reality. Reach out with any resources you have to contribute or ways you’d like to be involved.  Help expand our reach and impact.

At the end of last year, Kulturprojekte Berlin invited us to display, “Visions in Motion”, to market the 30th anniversary of the Peaceful Revolution and Fall of the Berlin Wall.  Together, Kultureprojekte Berlin and Poetic Kinetics collected 40,000 individual messages of inspiration and hope and incorporated these messages into the piece.  The response was humbling.  Seen by over one million people at the event, and experienced by countless more through social media and front-page news all over the world. With Change in the Air, we want to go even bigger!

In our dreams this piece would stretch from coast to coast across our nation, unifying all of us as we come out of isolation together.  This is an opportunity to highlight what brings us together and create meaningful change as we move forward from this pivotal moment in history.

Reach out with any resources you have to contribute or ways you’d like to be involved. Every little bit helps! Partner with us and help expand our reach and impact.