The Public Anonymous [Me&I]

[ME&I] BY THE PUBLIC ANONYMOUS AT ROYAL/T: 

Installation dates : 04\18\11 - 04\23\11



[ME&I] was the first installation of The Public Anonymous, an interactive project powered by SPACE, a communication art research collaborative. Customized for the VIP Lounge at Royal/T, a room built entirely of two way mirrors, this installation investigated spaces between the public and private expression of identity. Two clear boxes provided  visitors a way to answer the question, “Who are you and how do you project your identity to society?” The Public Anonymous observed their instinct to object and/or participate. This public engagement became a catalyst for further conversation and the results were visualized. Unedited. Transparent. Tangible. 

[ME&I] was the first installation of The Public Anonymous, an interactive project powered by SPACE, a communication art research collaborative. Customized for the VIP Lounge at Royal/T, a room built entirely of two way mirrors, this installation investigated spaces between the public and private expression of identity. Two clear boxes provided  visitors a way to answer the question, “Who are you and how do you project your identity to society?” The Public Anonymous observed their instinct to object and/or participate. This public engagement became a catalyst for further conversation and the results were visualized. Unedited. Transparent. Tangible. 

[ME&I] encouraged participants to submit text through custom built and reprogrammed receipt printers.

Participants at Royal/T could submit writings to these printers in person publicly or from anywhere in the world by submitting text to thepublicanonymous.com anonymously. All submissions to [ME&I] were released after the exhibition as a print publication and made available online for purchase and in select stores and cafes internationally. 

In addition to the exhibition, The Public Anonymous hosted an art party for [ME&I] on Thursday, April 21st 2011, from 9 PM to Midnight. At this event, the public was given control over the tone, content, and energy of the night. A large dance space complete with a beer and wine bar provided a platform to release thoughts as they filled the room, escaping onto the wireless keyboard floating around the room through our fingertips. Reprogramed keyboards provided 
an outlet to all who attended, sending their thoughts onto video projections and ultimately influencing the live music and performance art throughout the night.



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