Interactive Median Income Dress Acting As a Social Interface
The artist wears an interactive structure that displays the median household income as she walks along 14th Street using census bureau data. The dress acts as a social interface to trigger discussion about gentrification. For AiOP: RACE she will also display median income of black households and of families with a woman as the head. Translating the data visually brings awareness to the physical space. Eight income brackets ranging from $0 to $200,000 + are represented in proportion by colored lights in the dress: red as the lowest, and blue as the highest income. Dominique Paul wishes to thank the Conseil des arts de Longueuil and Université du Québec à Chicoutimi for their financial support and Patrice Coulombe, programmer.