“shout” is an interactive installation which explores the connection between sound and light. 15 lightbulbs hang 20 feet up in the air, and participants are able to turn them on and off in succession solely through their interactions with a microphone. The audience is encouraged to sing, create noises, and shout to create a visual response.
The installation explores the idea of human curiosity through experimentation and play. There is no “correct” method of interaction, but only one that is human and based on what comes naturally. By utilizing electronics to physically connect two distinct senses, “shout” encourages personal vulnerability. Instinctively, many shy away from the amplification of a microphone, but by utilizing it as the main interactive point, individuals must overcome personal insecurities in order to make the installation function. Each participant is indeed the missing piece to completing the picture. Without them, there is no play, and there is no light.
This installation was premiered at Maker Faire Milwaukee 2017.