"Pop up Projections" at sunset in Bucksport, ME

  • May 21, 2018

May 21, 2018

Attention: Press Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Tara Law

PO Box 1503

Bucksport, ME 04416




Situated along the banks of the Penobscot River across from Fort Knox and the Penobscot Bridge, the conversation that informs a large part of Bucksport’s identity is one between the past and the present. With the closing of the paper-mill, the town has reimagined its identity.  The water is deep making it possible for tankers laden with fuel to drop off their loads at the nearby Dead River Company. Historical footage of the town, the people and early technology responsible for the local industries is preserved at the . Artist Tara Law will combine animations of the historic buildings with some of the footage available at the NEHFS for Pop Up Projections around town. In the old Road Runner cartoons, the Road Runner would draw a window to escape from Wiley Coyote. Tara’s animations of local buildings and superimposed historical footage will create a similar parallel dimension for the viewer. She will be projecting onto architectural spaces in the current downtown images that will create a double consciousness of Bucksport’s path as it moves in and out of its history.

Tara is using a time-based medium to explore time and place. The visuals translate the familiar architecture of the downtown into two-dimensional images while layering them with dimensional shifts between the past and present. 

 The “Pop Up Projections” will take place at dusk on Wed. June 20and Friday, June 22, the 23and the 24will be alternate dates in case of rain. 

This event is funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. 



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Tara Law

PO Box 1503
Bucksport  ME  04416