Contest Submission

word laundering

Total Votes: 14

Type of Work: interactive new media installation

The interactive, new media installation Word laundering is a digital translation of the widespread ‘Silent Post Service’ game many children have played in kindergarten, while resuscitating the washhouse as a gossip factory.

Through the participation of the people visiting the washhouse and actively contributing to the artwork, it is constantly evolving and changing. The installation can be seen as a sort of reinterpreted, digital ‘exquisite corpse’, which creates a text by assembling words of all contributors and creates a funny, nonsensical, verbal game. At the same time, it could be considered as an educational tool, which could introduce children or students to the topic of how a statement is alienated from its original meaning.

Estimated time: 6 months
Estimated cost: 14.976 €

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