“Good Luck… Miss you, too”
Alerts from the Tower (two beacons)
“WHEN I WAS TOLD THAT I'D CONTRACTED THIS VIRUS IT DIDN'T TAKE ME LONG TO REALIZE THAT I'D CONTRACTED A DISEASED SOCIETY AS WELL."
“Goodluck… Miss you, too” is a two light installation piece to be activated December 1st and 2nd around 2014’s World AIDS Day in the tower of The San Francisco Art Institute.
An amber light flashes every 15 seconds symbolizing new infection.
A red light flashes every 20 seconds symbolizing every life lost.
(Figures based on 2013 year ART stats* then divided in equal time intervals)
“Goodluck… Miss you, too” is electric enough to be seen from across the bay and through the rolling hills of San Francisco. The SFAI Tower (pictured above) is on the base of Russian Hill, in a prime position to be seen from Alcatraz, Marin, East Bay, Treasure Island, Downtown, and most places north of Market Street. The lights will ideally give the tower the effect of a lighthouse at night, shining through the 8 windows.
p.s. As time comes to get in-between what was then and what is now, my generation and the ones that lay after me, are at greater risk than in years before. Many youth unaffected, unconcerned-- it seems only common to talk about the disease if you have it. The dismal education of HIV to my generation fails to communicate the attention this still deserves. It’s unfortunate you thought this was over. This comes to you with great courage-- and unraveling heartache.
Risks and challenges
Obtaining two lights that are powerful enough for this effect is pricey. To rent multiple lights for two nights alone costs $500-$600. Securing funding is the only obstacle that stands in my way at this point.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
- (32 days)