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strikeWare

strikeWare

strikeWare is a Baltimore-based art collective formed to create action-oriented experiences using both traditional and new media. Our recent work aims to uplift and amplify stories critical to our American history, often using new technologies to emphasize the nowness of that history.


In the Sondheim Finalist show, strikeWare presents a visual experience about the institutions, educators and progenitors who shaped how Baltimore’s Black community acquired formal training and knowledge. The exhibition examines Black education in Baltimore from the essential role of churches such as Bethel AME in the antebellum era to the first public schools available to Black students after the Civil War.


Renovations uses the Peale Center building, once “Male and Female Colored School Number 1,” to look at the Black experience in Baltimore throughout history. In addition to a critical examination of historical and contemporary segregation in Baltimore City public schools, the show tracks the nine students who graduated from School Number 1 in 1889 - Baltimore’s first all-Black high school graduating class. The two following galleries, Augmented Church & State and BIMA artWalk show new work developed from research compiled for Renovations, first exhibited at the Carroll Mansion in January 2020.


www.strikeware.org


Baltimore, MD USA

3D Ausstellungen

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    BIMA artWalk

    06 Jul 2020 – 31 Aug 2020

    This exhibition contains a guided walking tour through Baltimore while the only known recording of a concert performed by students of the Baltimore Institute for Musical Arts plays.

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    Augmented Church & State

    06 Jul 2020 – 31 Jul 2020

    Use the augmented reality Renovations Android application throughout this gallery. In this room, images and audio of institutions show different interpretations of “public service” - how Black citizens were perceived by the state as opposed to within their own communities. Augmented reality-reactive images are marked by the degree symbol ° Move your phone closer and further away to explore the buildings. Find on the Google Play Store: https://ply.gl/com.xxxxware.renovations

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    Renovations

    06 Jul 2020 – 31 Aug 2020

    RENOVATIONS is an exhibit about Black education in Baltimore from church to state, from slavery to segregation to integration, from school to prison, and from private to public school. Working with the Peale Center to uncover the museum's past life as the first public high school open to Black students, our research evolved to look at how the history of Black education continues to shape Baltimore City. Large scale drawings - one of Bethel AME and one of the Crownsville State Hospital come to life through AR. The church and the asylum show two very different interpretations of “public service” - how Black citizens were perceived by the state as opposed to within their own communities. Projected interactive video experimentally visualizes the class motto “Through the tempest to the stars” while two desks, one heated to 85 degrees and the other cooled to 60, remind visitors that many Baltimore City Public schools still do not have working HVAC. We want to provide spaces where the community can interact with our work and go on an experiential journey with us. Our thoughtful blend of art and technology rediscovers narratives so that we can, together, engineer a more compassionate future. Augmented reality-reactive images are marked by the degree symbol °

    neueste Werke

    • Through the Tempest to the Stars, 2020
      90 x 160 cm (h x w)
      Interactive Installation
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      Through the Tempest to the Stars (Primary View), 2020
      360 x 640 cm (h x w)
      Interactive Installation
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      BIMA artWalk, 2020
      360 x 640 cm (h x w)
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      Symphony for Strings, 2020
      Digitization of 16-inch Lacquer Inscription Discs
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      underWater, 2020
      Augmented reality | Video documentation
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      We're Trespassing On These Grounds Today, 2013-2020
      Video
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      The Crownsville Scroll, 2020
      Video
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      ° Crownsville , 2020
      7.7 x 14.6 inch (h x w)
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      ° Waves for Mother Mary Elizabeth Lange, 2020
      33.8 x 60 inch (h x w)
      Video
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      ° A Likeness of Charles Willson Peale", 2020
      82.6 x 80 x 20 cm (h x w x d)
      Augmented Reality | Digital Art
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      ° Hosanna Schoolhouse , 2020
      Digital Photography | Augmented Reality
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      ° St. Frances Academy, 2020
      Augmented Reality | Digital Photograph
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      ° The Peale Center, 2020
      Augmented Reality | Photograph
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      ° Clayborn Temple, 2018
      Augmented Reality | Photography
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      ° strikeCrown, 2020
      82.2 x 160 x 4 cm (h x w x d)
      Augmented Reality | Digital Art
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      ° Upton, 2020
      Video Still
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      ° Carroll Mansion, 2019
      Augmented Reality | Digital Art
    • ° Present day Sharp Street Church / Sharp Street Church of the past
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      ° Ansyen Catedral La, 2019
      Augmented Reality | Photograph
    • ° Present day Bethel AME / Bethel AME from the past
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