SESSION THREE | 3:00 – 4:00 PM
NONUMENT 01: A VIRTUAL MONUMENT TO FREE SPEECH, OCCUPATION, AND PROTEST IN BALTIMORE
Led by Lisa Moren, Martin Bricelj Baraga, Neja Tomsic
41 COOPER SQUARE, LOWER LEVEL 1, (41 GALLERY SIDE SPACE)
Note: This session requires sight and movement to navigate to the site where the augmented reality experience will take place. The experience involves audio components. Ipads will be provided, attendees may download the app ahead of time or on-site or here. This session requires pre-registration and is capped according to venue size.
Via augmented reality, this session takes participants to Baltimore on a virtual field trip to see the half-acre, Brutalist-style, multi-story utopian fountain that once boasted eighteen waterfalls, some as long as sixty feet. Wandering through the Inner Harbor’s utopian architectural feature—recently demolished in 2017 by the City of Baltimore and public-private partnerships—participants collect artifacts relating to Baltimoreans remembering Occupy Baltimore, BLM protests, marriage proposals, art events, ice skating, or hanging out. The session will walk to Washington Square Park and place the full scale McKeldin Fountain in the Park for everyone to experience.
Lisa Moren has exhibited throughout six continents and her work has been published in Performance Research, Visible Language, Inter ArtsActuel, and New Media Caucus.
Martin Bricelj Baraga creates interactive, audiovisual performances and collaborations that have been exhibited at the ICA London; Sonar, Barcelona; New York, Liverpool, Buenos Aires, Helsinki, and Vienna.
Neja Tomsic is a visual artist, poet, and writer. In 2014 she received an Artslink Fellowship and Individual Project Grant for the McKeldin Fountain project. Her performative essay Tea for Five: Opium Clippers has toured 11 countries and was performed at the Mladi Levi festival, Sarajevo Winter festival, and the Tate Modern among others.