iParade#2: Unchanged When Exhumed

2012, 6:44 min, color, sound, HD video

LoVid collaborated with Sean M. Montgomery to create iParade, an app that is part of a series of locative media-works, which use the built-in GPS locator in smartphones to unlock video, sound, and text for users in geographically specific locations. In iParade#2: Unchanged When Exhumed, participants used the app during a walking tour around Harlem. The route followed the historic relocations of Hamilton Grange, the original home of U.S. Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, as it was moved in 1889 and then in 2006 to St. Nicholas Park. Here, LoVid merges footage of the event with spoken word, text and video overlay, and archival imagery. iParade#2 is described by the artists as exploring the "relationships between human memory and physical places, as well as displaced memories and technology." The project is structured in four "steps," making reference not only to steps through the city, but also steps through history, time, and across media—a literal "parade" of iPhones and Androids, reappropriated as platforms for interactive art.

With: Juan Pazimo, Pauline Decarmo, Yoni Weiss, Silvia Angulo, Gregory Sheppard, Irene Moon, Vera Beato Smith, and Daniel Neumann. Director of technicalities: Sean M. Montgomery. Soundtrack: Maria Chavez. Theme song: Dan Friel. Choreography collaborator: Ashley Byler. Guest Performers: Corinne Cappelletii, Hilary Melcher Chapman, and Stephanie Lau. iParade#2: Unchanged When Exhumed was made possible with support from DiAP NY City College, Experimental TV Center Finishing Funds program, which is supported by the Electronic Media and Film Program at the New York State Council on the Arts, Rhizome Commission, and Franklin Furnace Fund supported by Jerome Foundation; the Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.