Joel Garcia's augmented reality monument for Oxy Arts' Summer 2021 artist residency is Astrorhizal Networks, which honors histories and memories that are commonly absent from civic archives in order to confront legacies of settler-occupation on the ancestral lands of the Tongva, Chumash, and Tataviam tribes.
Audrey Chan's augmented reality monument for Oxy Arts' Summer 2021 artist residency is The Assata Center, a proposal to transform sites of policing and state violence into accessible community centers that realize visionary dreams for equitable futures.
Nancy Baker Cahill's augmented reality monument for Oxy Arts' Summer 2021 artist residency is Motherboard, a spinal, network-like structure that hovers above Los Angeles City Hall. By modeling decentralized computing power and mycelium networks, Motherboard confronts the dysfunctionality of our centralized local governance and community care gone wrong.
Over the summer of 2021, Oxy Arts hosted Encoding Futures: Speculative Monuments for L.A., an artist residency where four artists, Nancy Baker Cahill, Audrey Chan, Joel Garcia, and Patrick Martinez, were commissioned to create original, site-specific augmented reality monuments for a future Los Angeles.