Travis McCarra & Michael Gonzales – DSGNFRDG #everyoneisanartist

May 11, 2012 – June 16, 2012 Gracie R. Cavnar Gallery

#everyoneisanartist uses Twitter to create an installation allowing the audience to simultaneously act as generator and spectator to this constantly changing piece. Online and physical visitors will be encouraged to “tweet” works in various media formats via hyperlink containing the Twitter hash-tag #everyoneisanartist within Twitter’s 140 character limit. The received message will be processed, stored, and linked via a custom coded application. The output will then be projected to one of five frames within the gallery.

The installation is dependent on the spontaneous participation of online and physical visitors to the gallery. Given the inherent structure of the project and web-based communication, a website will also be created to act as a digital extension to the Cavnar Gallery and exhibition. The site allows online users to access real-time video, temporal history and geographical distribution map of the accumulated entries. This also allows the gallery to be viewed and interacted with continuously at all hours of the day and provides a living memory and continuation of the exhibition after de-installation.