After a long time in the tubes, I’m ready to finally drop project no. 2: Invisible Narrative. Inspired by some experimenting with lasers and glow paint this summer, invisible narrative is a response to a world increasingly filled with nonplaces — places such as grocery stores or strip malls, where shared connections and experiences are seldom made. This project aims to bring to light an unwritten history and narrative in the spaces that are inhabited daily by nameless and faceless people. The idea is that you [everyone] would carry an ultraviolet pen, writing your thoughts, interactions, and stories wherever you go. If pervasive enough, anyone could throw a black light on any wall and find an account of a life or history that is unspoken and unknown. The ultimate goal of the project is to give the ever multiplying, lifeless and sterile spaces of today a bit of humanity. As always, I would love and appreciate any comments, critiques, or thoughts.
( The pens used are simply typical security/uv pens. You can find them in bulk online or at office supply stores. You can also substitute other uv substances such as laundry detergent, etc., although pens are the most portable, permanent, and least messy.)
(Also, If anyone decides to take this project and apply it in their own neighborhood, I would endlessly appreciate any feedback/pictures/videos/etc. Drop me a line.)