Academic and Artist.
As an interactive exhibition piece, the work engages the audience to participate and share their First World War stories. In the exhibit space the above image of an unknown soldier is displayed on a monitor. Inspired by the young mans picture, audience members are encouraged to enter their reflections, connections or heart comments into a tablet. Once entered the comments appear in real time on the monitor. The impression left is that these comments come from the soldier. ‘We feel that the soldiers unknown-ness lends the audience his eyes, giving permission to engage in his story and add to the collective knowledge of the first World War and our personal connection, however indirect, with the affects of war’.
Either click the image or this link to go to the project: http://helpmetellmystory.co.nz/about/