Scream Yell

from Jan 19 to 20, 2007

The rant (mp4 video)

An installation performed at Dartmouth College on January 19 and 20, 2007. A video monitor, camera and microphone lay in wait in a single-person restroom. Visitors to the restroom were assaulted by the on screen head, which accused them of weakness and mindless conformity, while inciting them to yell. If a visitor conformed with the voice's demands, it would prove the voice right. If the visitor did not conform, it would prove the voice right.

If a visitor did scream, the screen would show images from a video camera in the bathroom of that visitor. Information posted over the mirror described the rise in prevelance of CCTV surveilance in public areas in the last decade.

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