Rights Along the Shore
April 1, 2022 - May 31, 2022
Rights Along the Shore is an upcoming temporary public artwork by Mary Ellen Strom and Danielle Abrams supported by Boston Center for the Arts’ Public Art Residency and by Tufts University.. The project will take place at Carson Beach in South Boston, MA. This research-based art project will engage with individuals and partner organizations in Boston to put forward unexamined narratives of this location’s history and current use as a recreational and cultural site.
Rights Along the Shore follows the trajectory of our artworks that employ participatory practices to examine recreational segregation in the South and de-facto segregation in the North. Our long-term commitment to this subject is evidenced through projects located in New Orleans’ Lincoln Beach, the Anacostia pool in Washington DC and Tuckerman Creek in Bozeman, MT. This upcoming outdoor artwork sited at Carson Beach will feature performance works on the beach and in the pavilions. Large-scale video projections will be integrated into the site’s architecture.