How Participatory Art Is Created From Audience Stories
Phil Hansen is using stories that people tell him to create a symbolic and unique artwork.
Great art involves sharing an experience with an audience, and drawing them in to feel an emotion or to think. It would seem to be common sense that the easiest way to do this is to involve the audience in the creation process – which is precisely what Phil Hansen is doing.
Multimedia artist Phil Hansen, who has gained attention on YouTube for his unique artwork, has taken to soliciting the public for material for his latest project. In yet another iteration of crowdsourcing, Hansen is giving out his phone number in the hope that people will call him to share a story about a limitation they’ve faced in their lives. Hansen will then transform these stories into word-art, right before your eyes.