#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, accompanied by the hashtag #smilesfilm.
Using the hashtag, all the smiles are collated by the #smilesfilm website & app, and are then viewable globally and locally on a world map and together as a film.
#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