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.


October 6 – 9

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The artist starts her walk at Avenue C and moves west towards Union Square beginning at 6pm.

Friday and Saturday she starts at Eleventh Avenue and walks east towards Union Square beginning at 5:30pm on Friday and 6pm on Saturday.

She will be present during the opening on 14th between Seventh and Eighth Avenue Friday, October 7th beginning at 6pm.