Medium: Interactive installation
Date: March 2017
Duration: viewer decides
-Callable telephone number with interactive voice response system
-2 projection displays which respond to phone interactions
-“Guide to Mediation” pdf downloaded from nyc.gov/ccrb mediation page (.nyc.gov/site/ccrb/mediation/mediation.page) and printed on 8.5x11 inch paper with special redactions made by the artist: b-i-l-l.org/guide%20to%20mediation.pdf
- Miniature office equipment (telephone, swivel chair, cork bulletin board, fire extinguisher, water cooler, manilla folder)
- Miniature rc police light. Cubicle paneling
- Automated callback and text-back functions.
Description: when the viewer enters the space, they may decide to call the number projected onto the wall. If they do, their phone number appears in the top left corner of the projection where it originally says “confidential.” Additionally, a “guide” appears in the projection and viewers are prompted to press a certain key on their phone by a text-to-speech voice prompt in their phone. With each key they press, the audience is given a piece of a narrative via phone audio, spoken by the “guide.” Keypresses also activate a slideshow that visually illustrates and provides subtitles for the phone audio. The face’s “mouth” is synched with the phone audio, as well as a chirping noise which resounds from within one of the gallery walls. When a caller has completed all nine keypresses, a voice in the phone informs them that the keys they have entered constitute a new phone number that they should call. 10 minutes after each caller hangs up, they receive a text and a call with more information on the mediation that they never actively agreed to.