Martin Firrell
Super Consciousness
On 21 October 1967, hippes set out to levitate the Pentagon in protest against the Vietnam War.

In theory, super consciousness would be drawn down or 'unfolded' onto the earthly plane and war would be over forever.

The artwork 'Super Consciousness' quotes visually from a button badge created at the time to publicise the planned levitation.
The poet
Allen Ginsberg
described the levitation as 'a happening' that 'dissolved the authority of the Pentagon psychologically'.

'Super Consciousness' is part of, 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
Digital billboard
UK, January 2020
864 x 432px 72dpi RGB jpeg
Hi-res image
'The Pentagon Is Rising' from the
Labadie Collection, University of Michegan

Artist in Residence, Clear Channel UK