portalis de communicatio
-Gray Area Artist Residency-
in collaboration with Austin Hou & Scott Riggs
What if art could turn the viewer into a participant, to give them a voice to say whatever they wanted to whomever they wanted? This is the ongoing, ever evolving goal of Portalis De Communicatio (Communication Portal). As the participant speaks to PDC their voice is recorded and simultaneously uploaded to an online database of recordings as well as radio telescoped off planet, in a sense, democratizing the message(s) of humanity originally conceptualized by the Voyager space probe and it's Golden Record.
For the Gray Area residency a 0'-1"=1'-0" interactive scale model was constructed along with a Virtual Reality experience and development of the programming language that records and transmits individual messages into the cosmos.