Rewrite the Year

One headline at a time

From the desert of Yemen to the streets of New Delhi, Cairo, Athens, London, Madrid or New York City, an extraordinary wave of protest has swept the world. Crowds everywhere have taken to the streets, demanding change, reclaiming their rights to express themselves and refusing the status quo.

Rewrite the Year offers the public to live a collective retrospective of the year and to hijack History by rewriting 365 newspaper headlines.

Temporary Installation at the Surrey Art Gallery, for the Electric Speed Exhibition — 2011

Surrey, Canada

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The Project

Using their cellphones, participants send keywords by text message to rewrite headlines. Everyone’s words count, but only one at a time, thus ensuring a diverse series of results and collective writing. 

An interactive projection allows people to read the transformed headlines, that are then collected and archived on-line.

The Past in the Present

Rewrite the Year is an invitation to go back in time to go in the present; yesterday’s protests, elections, conflicts and victories resurface through the projection, allowing the public to rewrite History as we move through the headlines.

Either comical, serious, dark or visionary, the contributions ultimately create a hopeful collective vision of the year to come.


    • A Project by Daily tous les jours
  • Creative Direction
    • Mouna Andraos
    • Melissa Mongiat
  • Curated by
    • Kate Armstrong
    • Malcolm Levy
  • Content Direction
    • Philippe Andraos
  • Technical Direction
    • Eva Schindling
  • Web Programming
    • Wes Hatch
  • Graphic Design
    • Mélissa Pilon
  • Interaction Design
    • Elsa Carenzo
    • Yolène Le Roux
  • Video Editing
    • Tara DeSimone
  • Powered with the help of
    • node.js
    • mongoose
    • mongoDB

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