Thanks: Krzysztof Wodiczko
Team: Tanuja Mishra, Johae Song
Year: 2016
Site: Gund Hall, Harvard University Graduate School of Design


End of democracy? or a new start?
This project uses Christmas tree as a medium to reflect the multiplicity of voices post the 2016 US Presidential election.

Gradually, each christmas ornament transforms into people's voices. Finally, the Christmas tree transforms into a collection of multiple voices. Then all those voices melt into one - a little girl's voice about a freedom of speech regardless of race, age, and gender. When her speech inflames the crowds, everything starts burning.

The meaning of burning remains ambiguous to us - end of democracy or a new start?

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