In this upcoming exhibition at the Julio Fine Arts Gallery, strikeWare invites the Baltimore community to examine the complex history of Jesuit slaveholding and its ongoing impact on Maryland communities, including those related to Loyola University. Unrested recognizes the 272 individuals sold by the Jesuits, reinterprets literature and visuals specific to Loyola University, and draws upon historical records to find parallels to current day trends. The exhibition will employ new media technologies, extended reality artworks, and interactive displays in an aestheticized exploration of the ongoing archival research pursued by students and faculty of Loyola University.

Unrested holds a mirror to an unresolved past. The exhibition overlaps material, message, and form to present how social institutions have affected several generations. We encourage the community to join us for this meaningful and thought-provoking exhibition: immersing themselves in the extended reality artworks, using devices to augment the material works displayed, or by being a part of the living sculptural installations.

About strikeWare:

strikeWare is a Baltimore-based art collective formed to create action-oriented experiences. Our recent work aims to uplift and amplify stories critical to our American history, often using new technologies to emphasize the nowness of that history. strikeWare members are Mollye Bendell, Christopher Kojzar and JLS Gangwisch. Together, we work and play with virtual and augmented realities, time-based media, customized hardware, digital fabrication, and interactive media.

Add to Calendar 20240215 America/New_York Loyola University Maryland, 4501 North Charles Street Baltimore MD 21210 Unrested