Fortune-ate (2012)
Everything that can happen in this world has already happened to someone else, and will probably happen to you. This installation explores our need to look toward the future and wonder what’s coming next. For most of us, it isn’t that hard to guess. Most of us will find a job, get married, buy a house and have babies.

But what if it wasn’t that idealistic? What if you created the atomic bomb, died an untimely death because a vending machine fell on you, or became a dictator? From the ridiculous to the mundane, all of these predictions have happened to someone else, and could happen to you. Participants were invited to visit this website to submit something that actually happened to them, as a fortune. These fortunes were placed inside fortune cookies.

Participants were ushered through a hallway at the Gladstone Hotel, that had 700 fortune cookies hanging from the ceiling. At 2am, the installation turned interactive. Participants had the chance to tear down a fortune, break it open and see what’s in store. That night, the past of a stranger became your potential future.