Wabi Sabi is a concept in Japanese tradition, by which beauty is a dynamic event between you and something else. Thru poetic transformation, beauty can be coaxed out of ugliness or banality.
Students (anonymous users) happen upon a public screen with an invitation. Users can type a reply. They can also change their typeface disguise. With a tap of the RETURN key, that typing is inscribed onto a hard copy. A dilemma arises in this moment when the user reaches for their reply from the inkjet printer below. Am I somehow, implicated, in what I have said? Is my identity compromised? The user choses whether to shred or show the entry. The shredded mass is left to Rest In Pieces across the floor. The entries accumulate on the adjacent wall over the week.
Created in collaboration with Christopher Tumaghap. My role was story development and interface design/programming using Processing.