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Monuments Dissected: Engaging Public Art and Contested Spaces

April 21 - 23, 2022

Monuments Dissected:   Engaging Public Art and Contested Spaces

Co-created by Meredith Drum, Annie Stevens, Tanner Upthegrove, John Irrera, and Rachel Rugh with music composed by Grisha Coleman and Marcus Norris, and graduate assistance from Bryce Burrell.

Monuments Dissected is a documentary initiative centered on a growing collection of interviews about the past, present, and future of confederate and colonial monuments in the US. The installation invites close listening to sections of the interviews set to music by Coleman as you imagine and draw new forms of public art. The space will be altered by three performances featuring live music composed for the project by Norris, with percussion and string by Stevens, Irrera, and their students. Rugh and special guests will offer choreographed movement on Saturday night. Upthegrove produced the spatial sound design.

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Installation Hours in The Cube

  • 4/21 1:00 pm - 6:30 pm 
  • 4/22 10:00 am - 6:30 pm
  • 4/23 10:00 am - 1:00 pm 
  • 4/23 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Performance Schedule in The Cube

  • 4/22 7:30 pm public performance
  • 4/23 2:00 pm public performance
  • 4/23 6:30 pm public performance with movement by Rachel Rugh and special guests

Seating is limited so please reserve space for performances.

If you need to cancel your reservation, please email

Monuments Dissected has been made possible, in part, by grants from the Virginia Tech Institute of Creativity, Arts and Technology and the Center for Human Computer Interaction.