[ISEA2022] Artist Talk: Meredith Drum — Monument Public Adress System: Mobile AR and Interactive Installation

Artist Statement 

June 14, MACBA – Convent dels Àngels. Session: Art, Interactivity and Participation

Monument Public Address System is a multi-platform interactive documentary project centered around a growing collection of audio interviews about the past, present, and future of confederate and colonial monuments in the US. Two platforms are being produced to present the documentary narratives to the public. The first is a place-based augmented reality app accessible on participant’s smartphones and tablets. The second is an installation and musical performance. With this project, the artist aims to engender critical and thoughtful social experiences in public spaces through the presentation of narratives that offer truth and justice-centered perspectives, as well as anti-racist visions for our shared future.

  • Meredith Drum (USA) is an interdisciplinary artist working with animation, installation, augmented reality, video, and various modes of public participation. Her projects center around the cultivation of care for others, both humans and nonhumans. She often exhibits in New York City, her former home, including a 2020 solo screening at Microscope Gallery. She has also presented internationally including at the 2022 Visible Evidence Conference in Poland, ISEA2018 in South Africa, ISEA2017 in Colombia, and ISEA2014 in the UAE. She has been supported by grants and residencies from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, the Atlantic Center for the Arts, iLand, the Wassaic Project, the Experimental Television Center, ChaNorth, ISSUE Project Room, the University of California Institute for Research in the Arts, HASTAC, Wave Farm Transmission Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts. https://meredithdrum.com