The Cameron Art Museum hosted FlowILM, 2021, a live performance and light / sound installation produced by the Coaction Lab at The University of North Carolina Wilmington. The first FlowILM took place on Thursday, April 22, 2021 from 6 pm – 9 pm in celebration of Earth Day and featured the work of Gene A. Felice II, Kimathi Moore, Janice Lancaster and Jeremy Roberts. This first event kicked off a year long collaboration with the Cameron Art museum in support of the Algae Society Confluence show followed by a second FlowILM event planned for Earth Day 2022.

At the first event, quatic organisms unique to the Cape Fear River and coastal ecosystems were projection-mapped onto the museum’s exterior walls and landscapes, interfacing with silhouettes, shadows, and movements of a lone dancer, connected through the medium of sound. Water samples and data from the museum’s pond and the surrounding community made the invisible visible through projected digital light and scales of magnification. Visitors were encouraged to meander the museum grounds and interact with the art, experiencing symbiotic worlds of biological and ecological art, biomimicry, interactive systems, and multi-sensory data translation. This outdoor event was presented free of charge. Social distancing and masks were required.

The 2022 FlowILM event at the Cameron Art Museum will expand with more artists, science and ecology groups across our community sharing their research and creativity with more family friendly activiites, throughout the day and into the evening on Friday, April 22nd, 2022. FlowILM is a series of art and ecology focused events at the Cameron Art Museum, produced by the Coaction Lab at the University of North Carolina Wilmington in collaboration with the Algae Society, The UNCW Office of the Arts and the UNCW Office of Community Engagement . This community art event is committed to articulating the un/stable relationships between organisms, environments, and technology.