Monumental Perspectives Elevates Stories About the Landscape and History of Los Angeles Through AR
on Monday, 18 April 2022 13:00
As part of Snap’s ongoing partnership with The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), today we’re unveiling three AR monuments as part of the LACMA × Snapchat: Monumental Perspectives initiative. Paying tribute to the changing landscapes and histories of Los Angeles, LA based artists and Snap AR creators have collaborated to design Lenses that elevate perspectives from across the region using Snap’s AR technology. All three works can be found at locations around LA, as well seen by looking through the Snapchat Camera.
The first is Judy Baca’s revival of the stories depicted in her ongoing mural, The Great Wall of Los Angeles. The AR monument is available for anyone to see on Snapchat, and coming this summer, it will be thoughtfully woven into the physical monument in North Hollywood. It depicts the concrete basin of the Los Angeles River as a landscape filled with flora and fauna, as it once was decades ago.
The second is Sandra de la Loza’s recounting of the ecology of Willowbrook, inspired by the Tongva tribe who once resided there. It can be found at Earvin “Magic” Johnson Park.
Finally, Kang Seung Lee’s AR monument raises awareness for activist leaders who worked to rebuild their communities following the 1991 murder of Latasha Harlins and the L.A. Uprising. Those who visit Algin Sutton Recreation Center can find the AR monument placed there.
To experience these monuments, anyone can view them by scanning the Snapcodes at lacma.org/monumental. We look forward to the continuing work on Monumental Perspectives and raising awareness of perspectives from across the city with the help of AR.