PETER COFFIN: UFO
- Date: 2008
- Sponsor: Open Art Project and Art Production Fund
- Location: Baltic Sea Region, Gdansk, Sopot; South East Region of Brazil and Rio de Janeiro
- Artists: Peter Coffin
This summer a U.F.O. was built and flown over the Baltic Sea and into the Gulf of Gdansk where it was witnessed by onlookers whose sightings were captured on cell phone cameras, camcorders, digital cameras and 35mm SLRs. The photographs are not unlike classic U.F.O. documentation; they are grainy,blurry and may appear to be skeptical origin.
They've been disseminated over the internet with impassioned commentary from all sides and while the U.F.O. in these photos is real, this familiar documentation initiates inclinations toward curiosity, skepticism or belief. The U.F.O. flight was announced in advance and public reactions to the flight as well as the dialogue that was generated among expectant and unexpectant witnesses was studied by a group of sociologists.