The intention of the installation Infinity Messenger is to enable visitors to send personal text messages to infinity – eternity – multiverses – heaven – God – the afterlife – extra-terrestrial life – or whatever other metaphor is preferred for the never-ending universe.
Shaped like an obelisk, the messenger-transponder will convert typed messages into laser light waves that will be beamed via mirrors through a window into the sky. In ancient Egypt, the obelisk represented the sun god’s petrified rays and was viewed as the link between the earthly and celestial realms. Thus, the messages that have been transformed into laser light particles will be able to circulate in the universe ad infinitum.
In our hectic times defined by the incessant use of text messages that create related cognitive and spatial pollution as well as social isolation, this installation offers up a chance for reorientation. It asks the viewer to think about the one personal message he or she would send to infinity that does not pollute the universe or disrespect our potential neighbors.