I worked with Marie Applegate to design and install a public art piece inspired by the Atlas of Emotions. Participants were invited to roll an enormous emotional die and then proceed to an ’emotion-station’ where they could reflect on how their emotions are triggered and what they do as a result. They then added their constructions to a large community ‘garden’ where people could investigate others’ experiences. Additional stations, like pin the emotion on the human, and an archive station sponsored by the sf public library, rounded out the experience and offered additional entry points for exploring and sharing emotional experiences.
Our event ran for three hours on February 4th 2018 and attracted between 5000 and 7000 participants from the general public on superbowl sunday. Although we only posted on facebook to our personal networks, and we did not purchase any paid promotion, our event was seen by 500k people, 23k of whom expressed interest.
The SF Chronicle ran a piece on the installation. We had a ton of fun.