Yoko Ono Launches #smilesfilm, an Idea-Turned-App 50 Years in the Making
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In the 1960s, Yoko Ono dreamt of making a movie that would capture the smiling faces of citizens across the world:
“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. Of course, I cannot go around the whole world and take the shots myself. I need cooperation…”
Now, some 50 years later, she has turned that dream into a reality– with an iPhone app.
#smilesfilm allows users to capture the smiling faces of others and upload & tag them through Twitter and Instagram, thus creating a global network of happy people.
As of June, some 3,300 wide grins had already been added to the app. Ono’s To the Light exhibition is currently being featured at London’s Serpentine Gallery, where visitors can take a picture on-site that will ultimately be collected for the exhibit.
Smile, you’re on Yoko Ono’s new app via Reuter’s
Photo courtesy of SmilesFilm.com