TXTual Healing (image above and below) is a series of ongoing interactive site specific projection works which leverages mobile phone SMS (Short Message Service) to interact with public, physical space.
Using the speech bubble as a symbol for communication, participants send text messages to a provided phone number that automatically, anonymously, and in real time, displays these messages inside the bubbles projected onto the facade of a building. The result of projecting in shared public space give participants in the street a voice as loud as the corporate and government entities who financially predetermine the information in these spaces. TXTual Healing encourages the public sharing of thoughts, experiences and ideas using networked mobile devices that typically support more private communications. Positioning the projections next to windows, or integrating the SMS interactivity with religious, political and socially charged graphics, invites people to share their own uncensored views of the information around them in the form of interactive theater.
Below is a video explaining how the basic system works however have a look at the website which documents the various incarnations and adaptions of the system according to location, required mobility etc.