As installed at the exterior of Cal State Northridge University, Los Angeles, CA
Students in two colleges were requested to burst black balloons, using small pins. They participated enthusiastically, but slowed down or completely stopped, as they discovered the written prints underneath.
Numerous participants compared the sound of those balloons to that of an explosion or shotgun.
A metaphor for the comfortable nice bubble most of us had been living in before the events of September 11, 2001, the work suggests that terror had distracted our world long before those events took place.