Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Site #34 Courtney Egan "Deep Water Markers" Franklin Avenue: Lakeview to 9th Ward

AORTA Projects is pleased to announce the unveiling of mixed media artist Courtney Egan’s “Deep Water Markers” installation along Franklin Avenue. Expanding on her 2007 AORTA Projects installation, "Deep Water Dates", in Mid-City, Ms. Egan has installed approximately 25 ionidized steel plaques along Franklin Avenue marking flood levels of the Federal levee break catastrophe at each specific point. This installation evokes the physicality of the floods and pays tribute to the survivors of that tragedy. Using personally collected stories from first hand witnesses, “Deep Water Markers” aims more for cultural than historical accuracy and in the process keeps one engaged with the intimate task of honouring one’s history while moving forward with one’s recovery.

“Deep Water Markers” will be unveiled Saturday Dec 20th from 1-4 pm at the corner of Franklin Avenue and Frankfort. Light refreshments compliments of Whole Foods will be served. Please feel free to contact us with any questions @

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