Expression is an interactive installation using the area of buildings as surface of collective expression.
During an evening, this installation allows the public to send SMS messages with their mobile phones.
Questioning the scope of individual expression within the public space, this typographical fresco is elaborated in two steps:
Emphasizing the individual speech, messages received on the first wall move taking into account the architecture of the building.
Messages cross themselves without influence in relation to each other.
Then, messages are regrouped on a second wall supplying a structure that summarizes the collective expression of the moment.
The structure is changed and fed to each message sent: the word size varies according to their popularity.
The audience becomes co-author of the fresco where logical connections allow a new level of reading the snippets of relevant sentences, but also with some recompositions sometimes surprising.
The specific acoustic environment produced by the Splank Studio punctuates the appearance and disappearance of messages on both walls. Electrifying and immersive, it plunges the audience into the flow of words in the evening.
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