A collaboration between Blanka Domagalska and Steve Boyer
The participants download an application to their mobile device, which activates once a person physically crosses over a geographical border delineated by longitude and latitude. Within that area the device is taken over by code displaying waves of colors on the phone screen and playing sounds. Each device acts as a pixel of a larger image that is mapped out onto the geographical area. As people wander through the space, the device rotates through different permutations of the overall image in time and space. A crowd of people with activated devices creates a meta-display of color waves and in extreme an image with a musical score. The larger event is picked up by a camera from up above and broadcasted at other locations such as the Internet or a video projection. The video coalesces the disparate parts into a coherent read in order to communicate it to the audience/participants.
Performance at the Glow Festival in Santa Monica, CA, September 2013