Artists Robin Robinson and Gary Williams at work in the community.
Nancy Baker Cahill’s AR drawing Hollow Point 101 in Cleveland via the @4thwallapp
On LOCATION: In front of the Cuyahoga County Courthouse, 1 Lakeside Avenue and Ontario, Cleveland, OH
On Juneteenth, June 19, 2021, the Sculpture Center collaborated with artists and activists Robin Robinson and Gary Williams and LA-based artist Nancy Baker Cahill to present the virtual installation of Robinson and Williams’ mural, Our Lives Matter, on a grand scale. Our Lives Matter in Augmented Reality is viewable on Baker Cahill’s free app “4thWall”. The mural appears to “float” in the air in front of the Cuyahoga County Courthouse, dominating that stretch of Lakeside Avenue.
Robinson and Williams’s mural contains the message that “Our Lives Matter.” They originally created the mural on East 105 Street and Yale Avenue in East Cleveland in 2015 with support from the Ohio Arts Council and the United Black Fund of Greater Cleveland. The powerful “OUR LIVES MATTER” is taken from a two story mural inspired by the Washington Post’s article that reported a rise from 860 to 1092 of non accidental police killing of Black people between 2014 to 2015. It also makes reference to the 17-year old Trayvon Martin who was shot and killed by a neighborhood watchman in 2012 partly because he was racially profiled for wearing a hoodie.
Nancy Baker Cahill, Artist and Creative Director of 4th Wall, founded the app to challenge traditional experiences of public art, and to increase access to fine art through AR. 4th Wall is a free, augmented reality (AR) public art platform exploring resistance and inclusive creative expression. The app invites users to locate, scale and record four original dimensional drawings in AR by Nancy Baker Cahill, anywhere in the world. It also hosts curated, geo-located public art exhibitions via the COORDINATES public art platform. Please visit 4thwallapp.org for more information.