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October 10—October 11, 2020

Andrew Demirjian » Echoes of Liberation

October 10—October 11, 2020
Andrew Demirjian » Echoes of Liberation

Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 4:00pm

Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 4:00pm

Meet at John Cotton Dana Library

185 University Ave, Newark, NJ 07102

Free and Open to the Public

Echoes of Liberation walking tour

Please join us for a socially distanced, guided walking tour of the new Audio AR artwork, Echoes of Liberation, on the Rutgers University-Newark (@runewark) campus. The tour takes place entirely outdoors and meets in front of the Dana Library in Norman Samuels Plaza at 4:00pm Saturday and Sunday, October 10 and 11. Echoes of Liberation is a sonic monument honoring members of the Black Organization of Students (BOS) who advocated for greater inclusivity in enrolling students and hiring professors at Rutgers University-Newark during the late 1960’s.

The artwork is a co-created project between sound artist Andrew Demirjian (@silentpatterns) and graduate students from Rutgers University-Newark (@rutgersgsn) and NJIT (@instanjit), in conjunction with the arts and history project Newark Rhythms (@newarkrhythms). The piece thematically excerpts interviews with BOS members and spatially maps them to sections of the campus to allow visitors to hear their reflections on the liberation of Conklin Hall, its planning and aftermath. On the tour, Demirjian will discuss the genesis of the project, provide historical context and describe the aesthetic approaches the group used for parsing and mapping the audio.

*Masks required.*