Portrait of a Nation highlights voices of protest in a humble attempt to support and stand in solidarity with the anit-racist movement. These voices, recorded June 2020 during protests in Los Angeles, energize the figurative network of the visualization and the literal network of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Still images from Portrait of a Nation are available for purchase with 100% of proceeds donated to SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) here: https://markhirsch.media/
Mark Hirsch is an artist and researcher currently based in Santa Barbara, California. His work investigates
novel materials for fabrication, design, and sculpture
Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence as tools for creative practice
data-driven approaches to making art that connect form and information
A native of the American Midwest, Hirsch is currently a PhD candidate in the Media Arts & Technology program at UC Santa Barbara. Prior to his doctoral studies, Hirsch completed a bachelor of music at Lawrence University's Conservatory of Music and a master of music at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University.