As Of A Now (AOAN) is an “x-ray” film projection installation which is 3-D mapped onto a vacant row house, using audio visual narratives, augmented reality, and artifacts which reference its former Black denizens.
How can stories that are attached to objects and now vacant buildings live beyond the loss of their material vessels? AOAN counters these attempted physical erasures and explores both immutable Black culture and the impermanence of its physical manifestations. I am moving augmented “atoms” from then to now. From canvas to film. What happens when the canvas (a building, neighborhood or people) is gone? AOAN is the connective immersion, leveraging people in place with story and history.
AOAN completed production in March of 2018 and launched its scaled version at Light City. It was 3-D Mapped it onto a scale model of the West Baltimore building it is depicting. It’s now time to bring it home to its North Avenue site and the community that inspired it! Check out our Kickstarter Campaign!
As of A Now was made thanks to the generosity of: The Saul Zaentz Innovation Fund in Film and Media at Johns Hopkins University; Light City Festival /BOPA; Robert W. Deutsch Foundation; The Aaron and Lillie Straus Foundation; The Ruby Award Artist Project Grants, a program of the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance; and T. Rowe Price Foundation.
14:45 3-D mapped projection project