Slavery Trails is a musically interactive site-specific augmented reality (AR) installation series based on slave ships and enslaved people, placed on historical sites throughout the United States.
Slavery Trails is a decentralized memorial to slavery in the United States.
Photo of "Slavery Trails" art exhibit Arts Jul 06 New Orleans was once the center of U.S. slave trade. This artist wants to make sure we don’t forget By Roby Chavez Arts Jul 05 https://www.pbs.org/newshour/arts/new-orleans-was-once-the-center-of-u-s-slave-trade-this-artist-wants-to-make-sure-we-dont-forget
New Orleans artist reminds Wall Street of the ghosts of slavery Marcus Brown creates augmented reality slave market BY DOUG MacCASH | Staff writer May 26, 2023
Marcus Brown A native of New Orleans, Marcus Brown is a sculptor, painter, inventor, musician, and educator. Brown holds a MEd from Portland State University and BFA from Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI) in Missouri. His work is expansive and includes national and international exhibits and performances. Locations include New York City, Berlin, Germany, and Krakow, Poland, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, The McKenna Museum of African-American Art, and The New Orleans Museum of Art. Brown currently has public sculptures in Biloxi, Mississippi, HUMS II and The New Leaf on St. Bernard Ave., as well as St. Peter Claver and Henriette Delille at St. Peter Claver School in New Orleans. He also has sound installations at JAMNOLA and recently developed an interactive sound exhibit for the 2022 New Orleans French Quarter Festival. Mentors like the late Lin Emery, John T. Scott, and Jim Leedy, collectively instilled in Brown the importance of always learning and experimenting to create your own path. In that vein, Brown developed a form of painting called Electro-sonic Painting in which the artist paints with sound/data producing instruments. In addition to his performance art, Brown has exhibited with artists such as Andy Warhol, Chris Burden, Hannah Wilke, and others around the world, to name a few.
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