HEAT REACTIVE MURAL

A collaboration with street artist Blair Zaye and Illustrator Aiste G. Inspired by gamebooks, participants are invited to create their own journey through the mural by placing their hand on what seems to be a blank dark canvas. With the use of their body heat, what once was concealed becomes visible. The story quickly unfolds and the participant is led to one of four possible outcomes.

The piece imagines two possible scenarios that reflect the issues surrounding warehouse living and the threat of gentrification. Following a utopia and dystopia narrative it explores what would happen if communities were left to their own devices. The imagination and innovation that would arise from different ways of living compared to a controlled development with little sense of community.