by Sharon Daniel, Design and Programming by Erik Loyer
An interactive interface to an online audio archive of conversations recorded with current and former injection drug users. This work of public art brings their voices into dialogue with other legal, political, and social theorists as well as medical researchers and social scientists that study addiction disorders. Blood Sugar enhances awareness of the relation between poverty, addiction, and HIV transmission, and the social and political implications of the “war on drugs.”
Curator's Prize for Design, Map Open Space Competition, Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival
Each participant’s conversation appears in the work as an audio “body,” a kind of upright waveform that measures the density of topics addressed as opposed to the volume of the sound itself.