String Phone Canopy

String Phone Canopy by SuperFiction (artist’s photo)

Our project aims to create a social medium between the quiet balcony area and the bustling dance floor. With the intention of mediating the gap between the two contrasting spaces, our installation encourages interaction amongst the party- goers, whether it be with friends or strangers. The project proposes a reinterpretation of the nostalgic childhood paper cup telephone. We imagine a suspended canopy hovering above the dance floor comprised of paper cup modules. This scheme would undulate in response to manipulation from people on the balcony level, who are also able to project their voice into the canopy through a series of low-fi paper cup telephone systems.