Blackness A Framework

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UNCW’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Office of Community Engagement and Applied Learning, Office of the Arts, community members, artists and performers came together to create a multi-media art project in solidarity with Black Lives Matter, social justice and the struggle for racial equality. Local artists collaborated with students and faculty from the Dept. of Art & Art History, Theater and Film Studies to create an immersive, digital storytelling experience in one of the main communal spaces of the Fisher Union on the UNCW campus. The Coaction Lab provided the technology and collaborative framework to create a multi-channel video installation framework for each of the project partners to display their work.   

Visitors witnessed a timeline of related projects exploring shifting perspectives across, race, age and time.  Students, faculty and community members told their stories through moving images and sound projected into the architecture of the space in a dynamic shared experience.  

This project was on display through April of 2021. Students and faculty were welcomed to view the project from the balcony area above or the courtyard area just outside the Fisher Union post office, during regular Fisher union hours of operation.