The artwork titled Passage is a musically interactive sculpture installation based on a slave ship meant to educate the public about the Middle Passage and the treatment of African slaves. Passage will be an augmented reality and physical artwork geotagged on the port of New Orleans. The public will experience it using smartphones and physical interactive multimedia elements.
Slave 1/ Cargo NO. 1 by Marcus Brown
Model and views of Passage work in progress by Marcus Brown
The artwork titled Passage is an installation based on a slave ship meant to educate the public about the Middle Passage and the treatment of African slaves. Passage will be a musically interactive augmented reality and physical artwork geotagged on the port of New Orleans. The public will experience it using smartphones and physical interactive multimedia elements.
I developed a sound painting process called Electro-Sonic Painting that allows an artist to paint musically using specialized interactive music-producing tools. The slave ship installation Passage will allow the public to use some of my sound-producing inventions and augmented reality to experience a story about slavery and the Middle Passage. The slave ship can be described as the world’s most powerful tool in shaping the developed world.
Art and music played powerful roles in ensuring the survival of many slaves on the Atlantic voyage. It became critical to maintain the health of the slave cargo for weeks or months. Captains would promote African music and dancing for exercise on the decks of slave ships. Often slaves did not speak the same language. Slaves throughout the voyage developed new ways to communicate aboard the ships. Passage allows the public to experience a slave ship from the slave’s perspective through a unique interactive experience.
Black machine / Machine noire / Czarna maszyna / Schwarze Maschine
by Marcus Brown
Black machine performance series includes the use of new technological objects for Electro-Sonic Painting created by Marcus Brown.
Seria performance Black machine obejmuje wykorzystanie nowych obiektów technologicznych do Electro-Sonic Painting stworzonych przez Marcus Brown. 11/2021
Black machine / Machine noire / Czarna maszyna performance uses the process of Electro-Sonic Painting (sound painting) to create metadata and music.
Performance and video coming soon....
Passage example of interactive Slave Trade markers. Pen ( slave pen) Slave pens were used to temporarily hold enslaved people until they were sold. An example of Marcus Brown's custom interactive technology for Passage or Middle Passage sculptures. - 2/15/2021- Marcus Brown
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