Today, we’re launching the third and final iteration of Monumental Perspectives in partnership with LACMA, a multi-year initiative that brings together artists and technologists to create augmented reality monuments that explore histories of Los Angeles communities and amplify perspectives from across the region.
The third collection of AR monuments includes Victoria Fu’s meditation on the Chinese Massacre of 1871 in Los Angeles; Yassi Mazandi’s consideration of climate displacement through imagery from the 12th-century Persian poem Conference of the Birds; Rashaad Newsome’s tribute to the spirit of perpetual regeneration and innovation in Black culture; Rubén Ortiz Torres’s response to the theft of bronze busts from Lincoln Park, which had honored Mexican historical figures; and Alison Saar’s shrine for women whose bodies have been colonized and commodified throughout time.
The five new AR monuments can be experienced at locations across LA through Snapchat’s camera. Beginning today, Victoria Fu’s piece can be activated at Los Angeles State Historic Park; Yassi Mazandi’s work at LACMA; Rashaad Newsome’s monument at Exposition Park; Rubén Ortiz Torres’s Lens at Lincoln Park; and Alison Saar’s project at Santa Monica Beach. All five monuments can also be viewed by anyone around the world on Snapchat by searching in Lens Explorer and by scanning the QR codes at lacma.org/monumental.