In this exhibition Topographic Memory at Anythink Bennett, visitors will be able to explore the landscape of Bennett, Colorado, through an interactive topographic map and exploratory video game created by artist Cherish Marquez.
The virtual map will feature landmarks of the town and surrounding area, and stories from community members will be embedded in the game. The design of the topographic map will be made from recycled fabric, conductive material and an interface that will allow community members to move through a digital model of the community.
About the artist
Cherish Marquez is a queer Latina and interdisciplinary artist with a focus on digital media. She combines the digital world with the physical world, often including handmade objects that act as interfaces to control the worlds she fabricates. Her work acts as the mediation between digital and physical spaces.
About the project
The Topographic Memory exhibition and associated workshops are part of BMoCA at Anythink Fall Artist Showcase, a partnership between BMoCA and Anythink. Through this initiative, BMoCA presents free, museum-quality exhibitions by regional artists at Anythink library branches and complementary programs at the libraries and neighboring schools. BMoCA at Anythink expands accessible educational and cultural opportunities for Adams County residents of all ages and backgrounds.
The BMoCA and Anythink Libraries collaboration is funded in part by the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District and the Kemper Family Foundations, UMB Bank, n.a., Trustee.