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"The Cantabrigians"

Oatman, Michael

Fresh Pond/Strawberry Hill, New media

680 Huron Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02139

Location Description: West Cambridge Youth and Community Center Center, second floor

Date: 2009

Materials: 3 LCD screens and and a Mac Mini

Dimensions: 3 monitors: one 65," two 52"

 Michael Oatman's project "The Cantabrigians" includes 23 ten-minute "video portraits" of Cambridge residents posed with objects and backgrounds of their choice that highlight their connections to their different neighborhoods as well as their individual interests and personal and professional pursuits. The video portraits can be viewed in rotation on three large-scale monitors that will be permanently installed on the second floor of the Youth Center.

City of Cambridge, Public Art Collection