Skip Message is site-specific project developed for Level 13, a free, five-day, annual architecture and art event that showcases site specific, experimental, interactive installations that embrace Chicago’s rich cultural landscape along the Riverwalk—a future site for recreational activities connecting the lakefront with the heart of downtown.
LEVEL 2013 – THIS PROJECT IS LOCATED AT THE CHICAGO RIVERWALK BETWEEN DEARBORN AND CLARK STREET BRIDGES.
September 18 – 22, 2013
6PM – 10PM Nightly
The popular pastime of skipping stones serves as the metaphor for this interactive piece, using the dark river surface as a projection canvas.
Passers-by engage with the work through their mobile phones via http://ket.ai/skip. A personal message is attached before skipping a virtual stone across the river surface, gesturing the phone accordingly. If the message reaches the other side, it is displayed at this highly frequented public place.
A discursive, location-based work that ties personal presence to an uncensored pubic media outlet, the project investigates freedom of speech and crowd psychology within a ‘post-anonymous’ microblogging context.
Special thanks to Paulo Guerra and j. duran.