Prof. Andrew Demirjian’s project Echoes of Liberation is out now in the Apple Store.
He will be giving a socially distanced, guided walking tour of the new Audio AR artwork, Echoes of Liberation, on the Rutgers University Newark campus. The tour takes place entirely outdoors and meets in front of the Dana Library in Norman Samuels Plaza on Sat. 10/10 & Sun. 10/11 at 4PM as part of the Newark Arts Festival.
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 and graduate students from Rutgers University Newark and NJIT. The piece thematically and linguistically 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.