Site-specific multimedia participatory art project, AR mobile app
Losing Winter is an extended and collective grieving for the season of winter, reflecting on the personal and cultural losses associated with the climate crisis that run in parallel to environmental impacts. Losing Winter is a participatory project, consisting of memories connected to winter shared by people through video/audio recordings, and is realized through site-specific exhibitions, accompanying public engagements, and a free augmented reality mobile application. Each realization of the project is unique and site-specific. Losing Winter was first realized with the National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC) in Bucharest, Romania in 2018. At the center of this realization of the project are audio recordings of memories from participants about events in their lives that intersected with winter. In addition to the recorded memories, the project in Bucharest included Melt, a video featuring a series of unique ice sculptures created in response to selected memories positioned in key locations in and around the museum. Losing Winter has since been realized in other locations, including at the Maryland Center for History and Culture (Baltimore, MD, 2021).