Nancy Baker Cahill

About the Installation

Site Location: Lithia Park

Title: Augmented Reality with the 4th Wall App

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In February 2018, with app developer Drive StudiosNancy 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. Blending the physical and virtual worlds enables new creative possibilities and combinations–the potential of which she finds conceptually limitless. 4th Wall serves as a way to collectively share an augmented experience without expensive or inaccessible VR headsets and technology.

In the app, Baker Cahill offers her dimensional drawings translated from VR into AR to users so that they can create their own context and content with the works, locating them anywhere in the world. The app also includes curated and site-specific AR public art exhibitions.

4th Wall’s mission is to always expand and engage a larger and more diverse audience. It aims to encourage viewers everywhere to harness their own creativity and place artworks in all kinds of contexts.

Art truly can be anywhere.

About the Artist

Nancy Baker Cahill is a new media artist who examines power, selfhood, and embodied consciousness through drawing and shared immersive space. She is the Founder and Artistic Director of 4th Wall, a free Augmented Reality (AR) art platform exploring resistance and inclusive creative expression. Her recent AR public art project, Liberty Bell, commissioned by Art Production Fund, earned features in the New York Times, frieze Magazine, Artnet, Smithsonian Magazine and the Washington Post, among many other publications. The project, on view through 2021, spans six historic and culturally significant sites along the Eastern Seaboard of the U.S. and appeared in Artnews’ list, The Defining Public Artworks of 2020. Baker Cahill was also included in ARTnews’ list of 2021 Deciders.

Her 2018 TED talk, Augmented Reality (AR) as an Artist’s Tool for Equity and Access, launched her international public speaking practice. She has since delivered keynotes at the 2019 Games For Change, 2020 A.W.E. (Augmented World Expo) and has spoken at the Hirshhorn Museum and numerous academic institutions and conferences. Baker Cahill is an artist scholar in the Berggruen Institute’s inaugural Transformations of the Human Fellowship, and will be a summer artist resident at Oxy Arts’ Encoding Futures Residency, focused on AR monuments. She is the Art and Creative Technologies Advisor for the XRSI Safety Initiative, and is a member of the Guild of Future Architects. In May 2021, she will receive the Williams College Bicentennial Medal of Honor.

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