Strangers using searchlights were able to talk to one another in conversations connecting Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua and El Paso in Texas.
Locations: Bowie High School, El Paso and Parque Chamizal, Ciudad Juárez
About the installation
Three interactive stations on each side of the border control powerful searchlight beams using a small dial wheel. When lights from any two stations are directed at each other, microphones and speakers automatically switch-on to allow participants to talk with one another, creating cross-border conversations.
The project was curated by Kerry Doyle and León de la Rosa, with programming direction by Edgar Picazo.
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Interactive Art Installation Lets Strangers Talk To Each Other Across The Border