- To + FRO -
To + Fro
HD video | 2:40 m:s | 2018
Artist Statement: Transportation is a very important aspect of urban life and none has more importance than a city’s trolley systems. The original Charlotte Trolley system lasted from May 18th, 1981 to March 14th, 1938. While there are many rumors on why it closed one that stood out to me was the fact that many minorities groups were taking the trolley system into the city which went into no-minority sectors. To + Fro takes the historical elements of the Charlotte trolley system and abstracts them ultimately transforming the meaning of the piece from one of preservation to one of critique and exploration of race.
TO + FRO was first presented as part of Mechanical Eye, a video exhibition held at the Rowe Gallery at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte from March 13-29 2018. The exhibition was inspired by the 1929 film, Man with a Movie Camera and explored interesting, controversial, or underrepresented communities found throughout the city of Charlotte.
TO + FRO was again presented as part of the 2018 Digital Graffiti Festival. Digital Graffiti is a one-of-a-kind projection art festival where artists use the latest digital technologies to project their original works onto the iconic white walls of Alys Beach Florida. The event lasted from May 17-19 2018.