A Message for Survivors
“All utopias require mapping, their social order depends upon and generates a spatial order which reorganizes and improves upon existing models.”
When all is lost, there is a desire to live on, even if the means of doing so is irrational or desperate. I propose to provide a means for gallery visitors to send a “message in a bottle” for potential survivors of the 2012 apocalypse. Visitors to the gallery will have the opportunity to record a video and see it dispersed into hanging video pendants installed in the gallery.
Visitors will interact with a wall-mounted touch screen display (iPad or Android tablet) and by doing so record a video message for future generations. The message will be relayed to 50 or more 3.5” video screens contained in plastic bottles suspended in the gallery.
The collective experiences of the visitors will be mapped into the gallery space and played back continuously. After a period of inactivity, the bottles will silently and randomly cycle through previous recordings.
The wall mounted touch screen will also provide an interface for people to audio to hear the recordings of previous visitors emanate from the suspended bottles. Otherwise, the videos will silently play.