Zesbaans hands the youth of Amersfoort (NL) a stage whereby their SMS text message gets interpreted into a larger-than-life display of imagery on a 60 m² LED screen. This is done by connecting the text message with a database of images and compositions, thus transforming a private message into a composed public statement.
With this interactive work Zesbaans aims to illustrate how communication can be manipulated, how the meaning of words changes in different contexts, emphasizing everyone's right and responsibility when it comes to freedom of speech.
De Megaphone was designed for the Dropstuff platform for media art and e-culture. With Dropstuff, our work was selected for the 53th Biennale of Venice (2009).