Martin Firrell
Telepathic Transit
2020
The counter culture movement embraced the possibility of alternative realities, perhaps as an antidote to the reality of war and the draft, and an increasingly reactionary society that took a dim view of anyone 'dropping out'.

Enthusiasm for the paranormal may also be explained by the movement's association with 'psychedelic experiences' and 'altered states of perception' - hippies were regularly seeing all kinds of inexplicable and apparently miraculous things.

'Telepathic Transit' announces the arrival of a mind-based transit system, the ultimate freedom from the authority of the government and 'straight' society, requiring only 'krishna consciousness' to propel the traveller instantaneously to the moon.

'Telepathic Transit' is part of socialart.work, a mass public art project by public artist
Martin Firrell
calling for greater social justice.

It aims to create debate about power and gender, women's equality and masculinity, alternative forms of economic and social organisation, black power, and solidarity between people from different backgrounds and ethnicities.

It includes posters, publications and events supported in 2018-19 by the artist's residency with leading Out of Home media company
Clear Channel UK.
Part Of
Counter Culture Rising
Medium
Digital billboard
Displayed
UK, January 2020
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Residency
Artist in Residence, Clear Channel UK
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