The AMP will use public art to create a physical place for remembrance and reflection, utilize technology to share stories about the epidemic and the diverse community responses to the crisis, and provide a call to action to end HIV/AIDS, stigma, and discrimination.
After months of research and community engagement, Lead Artist Horatio Law completed The AMP Master Art Plan. The comprehensive document describes the placement and intention behind the several art zones of The AMP: AIDS Memorial Pathway, makes recommendations on continued community engagement, and includes essays to convey the sense of place.
The AMP will select five artists/art teams to create work for the various art zones:
• The Centerpiece Artwork will be created by Christopher Paul Jordan. This artwork will be sited in the north end of the public plaza.
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• The Connecting Artworks will be created by Seattle-based Civilization. This artwork opportunity combines Art Zones 2, 3, & 6 and will include congruent, thematic elements that will guide visitors through different areas of The AMP.
• The Community Room will provide an an opportunity for artwork in a public meeting room, visible from the street, within the Station House.
• The Cal Anderson Park art zone will include landscape design and artwork along the north edge of the park. This selection is planned for summer 2019.
• The AR/XR component will require an individual or team who can design an Augmented/Mixed Reality component for The AMP which will include interactive experiences and information related to the history of HIV/AIDS in Seattle and King County. This selection is scheduled for fall 2019.