the litany

mass dis-consumption

project illustration
i was hired by the wmaa to assist sophia al-maria in the development of her installation black friday, during summer 2016.
technical direction
art handling

the installation involved 100+ second-hand mobile devices, which all needed to loop a specific video for three months. my first task was to figure out how to get all of those devices, with a budget of < 10usd per device. the second task was to figure out a consistent way to play a video across devices. since some had no sd card, no wifi capabilities, faulty browsing capabilities, this ended up in me learning how to do native android development. i also found some interesting footage on some of the second-hand phones.

all in all, it was pretty fun. museums can be some of the best working environments.