The End of the Day

2020-2022

2020: Installed in 4 NYC locations 

2021: Installed in 3 Seattle locations


2022: Installed in 6 NYC and 3 Los Angeles locations

2023: Installed in 1 additional NYC location



Press :
Enjoy A Quiet Moment of Contemplation with ‘The End of the Day’ (Review), No Proscenium, Dec 2020
- This Public Audio Installation Helps Listeners Take the Long View on Life,
The Slowdown, May 2021


Recognition:
- Sponsored by CultureHub as part of Re-Fest 2022
IxDA Interaction Awards 2021, Finalist 

- This Immersive Globe grant recipient
NoPro Critic’s Picks for 2020, No Proscenium, Dec 2020



︎︎︎TheEndOfTheDay.guide

A public audio installation that can only be experienced at sunset, installed across the country on benches facing the water.

The End of the Day is guided audio experience about a moment many years from now, when you are looking back and reflecting on a life well-lived --about reclaiming a good future, as a brave and hopeful act.

If visitors call the number outside of sunset times, they will receive a message prompting them to call back at the right time.

Tone: quiet, contemplative, hopeful
Runtime: ~10 minutes

Excerpt from the introduction:

This piece is not about what will happen tomorrow, or the next month, or even a year from today.

One day, many many years from now, you will be sitting on a porch, watching the sun set in the distance. It will be a perfect evening, and you will feel completely and utterly at peace. In that moment, you will start to look back and reminisce about your life.

The End of the Day is a guided audio experience about the good moments in your life so far, and those that are yet to come.

The End of the Day has been installed in 16 sites across NYC (Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens), Seattle, and Los Angeles. 

For those not in those locations, a variation of the piece can also be experienced as a live online performance over Zoom. There is also a companion website with more information (︎︎︎TheEndOfTheDay.guide)









Active Installs Map (last updated November 2023):





Development -
The first version in October was written and playtested as a prompts/journaling or solo RPG game, with a live narrated performance guiding the players. It then became a series of live online playtests in October 2020 over Zoom.



Recognition:



IxDA Interaction Awards 2021, Finalist

Sponsored by CultureHub as part of Re-Fest 2022

Enjoy A Quiet Moment of Contemplation with ‘The End of the Day’ (Review), No Proscenium, December 2020
NoPro Critic’s Picks for 2020, No Proscenium, Dec 2020