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Idea by

Jaimes Mayhew, Lisa Moren, Neja Tomšič, Martin B. Baraga

Nonument group

http://nonument01.org/

Rozna dolina cesta II/36, Ljubljana, Slovenia
NONUMENT is a research project by MoTA, conceived by Baraga and Tomšič. NONUMENT01 is the first implementation of the project with Baltimore artists Lisa Moren and Jaimes Mayhew. It is an initiative that honors urban spaces that carry symbolic value for ordinary people. In opposition to bronze and stone, NONUMENT installs fleeting interventions, including emerging media forms, to capture the transitory nature of everyday experiences by folks around these public spaces.

Nonument01: McKeldin Fountain


A virtual memorial to a demolished Fountain in Baltimore’s free speech zone

Nonument01: McKeldin Fountain


A virtual memorial to a demolished Fountain in Baltimore’s free speech zone
A virtual memorial to a demolished brutalist Fountain in Baltimore’s free speech zone
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NONUMENT01:The McKeldin Fountain is the first in a series of international NONUMENT projects. It uses augmented reality as a virtual memorial to the utopian fountain once located in Baltimore. Viewers who hold up a smartphone or tablet like a protest sign will see and hear the fountain’s waterfalls and nearly forgotten memories from the past 35 years. Narratives will be animated from Occupy Baltimore, the Black Lives Matter movement, the National Guard, Women in Black, controversial comedians, a marriage proposal, artist interventions, mermaid performances and many other personal and political stories imbued with this monument.
The Fountain was popular among local workers, tourists and residents and was recently demolished without future plans for the site. The story of the Fountain is an example of the escalating privatization of public spaces world-wide, a trend that continues to diminish access to free and full participation for ordinary people in everyday urban life.



View of the Mckeldin Fountain in Baltimore's Inner Harbor before demolition.

View of the Mckeldin Fountain in Baltimore's Inner Harbor before demolition.

Aerial view of the McKeldin Fountain during demolition.

The McKeldin Fountain 3d render reconstruction we created after measuring the fountain (the original plans were not available).

Nonument01: McKeldin Fountain


A virtual memorial to a demolished Fountain in Baltimore’s free speech zone

Nonument01: McKeldin Fountain


A virtual memorial to a demolished Fountain in Baltimore’s free speech zone
A virtual memorial to a demolished brutalist Fountain in Baltimore’s free speech zone
File under

NONUMENT01:The McKeldin Fountain is the first in a series of international NONUMENT projects. It uses augmented reality as a virtual memorial to the utopian fountain once located in Baltimore. Viewers who hold up a smartphone or tablet like a protest sign will see and hear the fountain’s waterfalls and nearly forgotten memories from the past 35 years. Narratives will be animated from Occupy Baltimore, the Black Lives Matter movement, the National Guard, Women in Black, controversial comedians, a marriage proposal, artist interventions, mermaid performances and many other personal and political stories imbued with this monument.
The Fountain was popular among local workers, tourists and residents and was recently demolished without future plans for the site. The story of the Fountain is an example of the escalating privatization of public spaces world-wide, a trend that continues to diminish access to free and full participation for ordinary people in everyday urban life.



View of the Mckeldin Fountain in Baltimore's Inner Harbor before demolition.

View of the Mckeldin Fountain in Baltimore's Inner Harbor before demolition.

Aerial view of the McKeldin Fountain during demolition.

The McKeldin Fountain 3d render reconstruction we created after measuring the fountain (the original plans were not available).


Idea by

Jaimes Mayhew, Lisa Moren, Neja Tomšič, Martin B. Baraga
Nonument group
Rozna dolina cesta II/36
Ljubljana
Slovenia
NONUMENT is a research project by MoTA, conceived by Baraga and Tomšič. NONUMENT01 is the first implementation of the project with Baltimore artists Lisa Moren and Jaimes Mayhew. It is an initiative that honors urban spaces that carry symbolic value for ordinary people. In opposition to bronze and stone, NONUMENT installs fleeting interventions, including emerging media forms, to capture the transitory nature of everyday experiences by folks around these public spaces.