In 2000, I attended COP6 (sixth round of negotiations for the Kyoto Protocol) with a group of students during summit sponsored by Greenpeace…
I decided to go on a cross country poster campaign in preparation for my trip. It was during this time the idea that conveying a message was most effective in a place where it was unexpected. My posters ended up in phone booths, truck stops, and bathrooms all over the US.
Before going to COP6 we read a lot of climate science literature that stated we had a ten year window to do something. Haunted by the fact that this ten year window is closing and driven by my interest in sound perception – I decided to take both passions a step further.
The project that I’m proposing would take this idea of finding yourself in a space where you are presented with an unexpected message a step further. Unlike posters which didn’t allow me to see people’s reactions, this project relies on direct one to one contact with the people. I imagine this message being heard as one’s own conscience. This can be achieved effectively by using a HHS hyper-sonic sound device by precisely projecting a narrow beam of recorded sound on the intended subject’s body.