THE PIECE OF ART
title : The Meatrix Film & Drink Pee DIY project | artist : Rebecca Bray and Britta Riley | date : – | Place : USA
Rebecca Bray may be best known for “The Meatrix” an animated movie, spoofing The Matrix.
They own an interactive design agency in New York.
EXPLANATION OF THE PIECE
Discuss issues about food, factory farming and environmental problems https://artisticactivism.org/2010/04/rebecca-bray-andbritta-riley/
The Meatrix attemps to educate viewers about the problems with factory farming. It went viral, was translated into 30 languages, and directs viwers to a website where they can learn to become advocates of family farms.
DrinkPee is a project about “the role our bodies play in larger ecosystems”and includes an installation and a DIY kit for turning urine into fertilizer. DrinkPee was featured in both ArtNews, and on the Discovery Channel’s Planet Green. R&D-I-Y is project designed to crowdsource solutions to environmental problems.