rainbowNOTION – Fotobot Voting Tool in South Africa
The project was based on an invitation of the Swiss cultural organization Pro Helvetia to realize a new media artwork in the public space of South Africa.
The device that we were using is called Fotobot. Two Fotobots are working basically as a ‘voting-booth’. Passer-bys can vote with their own face at either a ‘YES-Fotobot’ or a ‘NO-Fotobot’. Specific questions related to each city will be asked to the public (the questions changed weekly). They voted by making a self portrait with “YES” or “NO”.
Their “vote” was their portrait. All the portraits could be viewed and commented on the Internet.