You Are Hear
Experiential - 6.18

Alone, For A Moment

Conversations with ourselves build a better understanding of our past, grow an appreciation of our present and give us clarity for our future. We are often too busy for moments of detailed self-reflection, allowing internal dialogue to fade into the background. Simplicity is hard to find, silence even more so.

We created an experience that enabled reflection, reminding, and reassurance. Based around silence, thought, writing, and a reel to reel tape deck, the experience allowed our participants to hear themselves. A space and time to think with intent about what makes them, them, and who they aspire to be.
The Space

The Experience

Analog Moments

Each participant began by retrieving a personalized reel box that would guide them through the rest of their experience. Prompted actions led  the reel to reel machine, which the participants would load & turn on. The tape provided would play silence for ten minutes. This silence was "filled" with the writings of each of the ten participants.
The Writing

You Are You

We often think about who we are or who we hope to be, but rarely make a focused effort to put these feelings, goals, dreams & hopes into words. Although prompted, each session was essentially a free write. Perfect grammar, linear thought, and refined content was never the goal. Each write lasted 10 minutes.

The Prompt - Describe The Person You Hope To Become.

Made For All

While our group of participants was solely upperclassman in college, our audience was everyone. Regardless of who you are, where you've been, or where you're going, moments of self reflection are always beneficial. Portraits aid in making the writings more relatable & anonymity was maintained by not linking participants to their responses.
The Publication

The Show

Sharing Moments

Taking over a 12'x12' gallery space we were able to share our project through crafting a secondary experience. Included were all reel boxes & writings, the tape deck actively unspooling, video portraits of all participant paired with the audio recorded during each persons unique session, & a small takeaway that contained a condensed version of the free write prompt which allowed visitors to recreate the experience on their own.
Sometimes we need to step back, and listen to ourselves. Confront the abstract of silence & thought to see where it may lead us. Are we certain of the answer? No. But we will be someday.