Evan Starling-Davis: FRACTURE

July 27 – September 23, 2023
Th-Sat, dusk-11pm

Everson Museum Plaza
401 Harrison Street

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*part of the Syracuse University Human Rights Film Festival

Light Work’s Urban Video Project is pleased to present our first fully interactive exhibition, Evan Starling-Davis: FRACTURE at our architectural projection venue on the Everson Museum facade.

In this innovative exhibition, viewers can interact with UVP’s projection on the facade of the Everson using their personal smart devices to explore the virtual world of FRACTURE, imagined by Evan Starling-Davis. FRACTURE is an Afro-Surreal poetic experience featuring 3D renderings of objects from Afro-diasporic culture in local collections and archives, including SUArt Museum, the Everson Museum, SU’s Special Collection Research Center, and the Community Folk Art Center.

FRACTURE will transform the Everson Plaza into a space of communal interactivity—between viewers, the virtual world, and each other. Leaning into the experience of play, FRACTURE allows the audience to immerse themselves imaginatively  in the created world, taking time to reflect on the possibility suggested by the title: “Maybe you may find yourself in the fracture.” 


Artist: Evan Starling-Davis

Lead Developer: Sonny Cirasuolo

Consulting Developer: Gary Tyler McLeod

3D Model and Game Engine Consultant: Chanee Choi

About the Artist

Evan Starling-Davis is a Syracuse-based narrative artist, curator, and digital-age griot using a Black/Queer surrealist lens to unearth distant pasts and buried histories while promoting radical self-healing. As a community organizer and scholar-practitioner with a deep-rooted social practice of art exposure, equitable literacies, accessibility, and community mindfulness, Starling-Davis strives to create pathways for Black imagination and history to thrive. 


This exhibition was supported by the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature and by the County of Onondaga through the Tier Three Program administered by CNY Arts.

The technology for the Light Work Interactive project was made possible through an an Art & Technology Initiative Grant by NYSCA.