Join us for a discussion with pioneering multimedia artist Nancy Baker Cahill on her use of emergent technologies.
In these unprecedented times of personal isolation, political upheaval, and increasing state surveillance, the creative design of immersive digital experiences in contested spaces has generated innovative forms of resistance to injustice, inequity, and oppression. In this artist talk, pioneering multimedia artist Nancy Baker Cahill will discuss her use of emergent technologies such as augmented and virtual reality to foster new forms of public art and activism. In addition to her own public artworks, she will explore Coordinates, her exhibition series that employs geo-locative technologies to address invisible histories of site including gentrification, ecological disaster, and racial violence, and her unique digital exhibition platform 4th Wall, which currently enables the display of virtual artist-generated phrases over immigrant detention facilities for In Plain Sight.
is an artist working at the intersection of fine art, new media and activism. She is the Founder and Artistic Director of 4th Wall, a free Augmented Reality (AR) public art platform exploring resistance and inclusive creative expression. Through 4th Wall, she launched Coordinates, an ongoing series of curated, collaborative, and site-specific AR public art exhibitions. Her solo AR public art installations include Desert X, Facebook’s AIR, Liberty Bell, and SXSW. She is one of ten artist scholars in the Berggruen Institute’s inaugural 2020 Transformations of the Human Fellowship. Nancy Baker Cahill
Photo credit: Michele Asselin
This program is made possible by the Remsen Bird Fund and the Arts and Urban Experience Initiative, which is generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.