– Transmedia Historical-Fiction – 

Wear and Tear was a site-specific, transmedia public art storytelling project based in New York City’s Garment District. Designed by Suyin Looui, Samara Smith, and A.E. Souzis, the installation featured a mixture of sound environment, print media, and objects to reveal a larger story about a neighborhood in transition.

Participants were given a series of postcards directing them to various story locations around the neighborhood.  Each narrative focused on a different era, blending fiction and historic research.  At each point, new clues directed participants to the final destination.


  • IMAterial MFA Group Show, Hunter College, New York, 2008

Public Experience:

  • Garment District, New York, 2007