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Gravity: The Heavy Weight of the Word

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GeniusJunky
May 5th, 2009

Boys! Girls! Friends! Lovers!

From here (where my view is as good as yours,) this installation by Bordeaux-trained dig art team 2Roq looks kind of like a a warped game of Tetris played drunkenly with magnetic poetry segments.  On the other hand, our view, dears, isn’t necessarily the optimal one for this particular piece.  What the video doesn’t show you is that the people milling about along the floor are actually providing those words by sending te4xt messages to the walls and are being sent through a projector, onto the wall via projector.  The other cool part– other than the wickedly creepy lighting in that space– is that each text creates a corresponding sound as its sent to the wall.  I wonder whether the length of the word sent int he text corresponds to how low the sound is once it gets to the wall?

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