“My ultimate goal in film-making is to make a film which includes a smiling face snap of every single human being in the world”
Yoko Ono 1967
#smilesfilm is a worldwide online participatory artwork by Yoko Ono that reflects her pioneering vision of the power of mass participation.
Originally conceived in 1967 as a way of connecting people across the world, this 21st century project invites people to upload images of their smiles to Instagram & Twitter, accompanied by the hashtag #smilesfilm.
#smilesfilm taps into the transformative potential of the smile.
Our smiles change moods and opinions as they radiate positive energy out into the world, creating joy, healing and peace, changing the Universe for the better.
“People from cities and countries around the world can freely upload their smiles by mobile phone and computer to the world and its people. Each time we add our smiles to #smilesfilm, we are creating our future, together. Give us your smile! I love you!”
Yoko Ono, 2012
For more information, see http://smilesfilm.com
TO JOIN IN WITH #smilesfilm
1. Take or upload a picture on Instagram or Twitter.
2. Add the hashtag #smilesfilm to the text or tweet.
3. Add your geotag location to appear on the map.
4. That’s it! Don’t forget to smile! :)
5. Tell all your friends.
To join in with @smilesfilm by @yokoono, tag your Instagram & Twitter photos #smilesfilm & go to http://smilesfilm.com ☺
The #smilesfilm iPhone App is now available for download at the iTunes App Store here: http://itunes.apple.com/app/smilesfilm/id536220280
The #smilesfilm iPhone App encourages you to interact in 3 ways:
1. dream — look at recent upload activity on a zoomable world map
2. watch — view the lastest uploaded smiles
3. smile — take/upload photos to Instagram & Twitter.
When uploading to Instagram or Twitter, make sure to:
1. add the hashtag #smilesfilm
2. add the geotag location information (so it can appear on the map)
When looking at the Map, tap and hold your finger on a country to view smiles from that area.
To return to the main menu at anytime, press the blue swoosh top left.
Press and hold the blue swoosh to read the whole of Yoko’s original 1967 script.
The App also includes inspirational quotes and sounds from Yoko Ono.
If you have any queries regarding the website or the App, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
iPhone App: http://bit.ly/smilesfilmapp
YOKO ONO - TO THE LIGHT - SERPENTINE GALLERY - 21 JUNE TO 9 SEPT 2012
Following successful exhibitions in Tokyo, Berlin and New Delhi, #smilesfilm is being exhibited this summer at the Serpentine Gallery in London with Yoko Ono’s show TO THE LIGHT, part of the London 2012 Festival, a spectacular 12-week UK-wide celebration featuring internationally-renowned artists from Midsummer’s Day on 21 June to the final day of the Paralympic Games on 9 September 2012. For more information on the Festival programme visit london2012.com/festival.
Working as an artist, film-maker, poet, musician, writer, performance artist and peace activist for over five decades, Yoko Ono has influenced generations of artists and received numerous prestigious awards. In her prolific career, she has embraced a wide range of media, defying traditional boundaries and creating new forms of artistic expression. Born in 1933 in Tokyo, she is a pioneer of conceptual art and her work has been presented internationally in major exhibitions and performances.
Find out more about Yoko at her website, http://IMAGINEPEACE.com
The music in this video is called ”Healing” by Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band.