Eames Demetrios inspires students to create their own world

The Event

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Los Angeles-based artist Eames Demetrios will be in town this weekend to launch the local branch of his exhibit Kcymaerxthaere, but this isn’t his first time in the Lowcountry. In February, he visited the Academic Magnet High School in North Charleston to share his 3-D storytelling methods with the Scribes, a group of creative writing students taught by Junius Wright.

Inspired by the artist, the students created their own “Event” in the abandoned Naval Yard. They installed markers throughout the area detailing fictional histories about the buildings leading up to the event that resulted in their abandonment. Visitors can view the markers and also use QR codes on various buildings that will lead them to a website with photographs of additional markers, stories, and more info on the project.

And don’t miss the chance to see the work of the artist who inspired it all this week. Demetrios will install three markers around Charleston and his work will be featured at the Halsey Institute starting May 26. He’ll host an artist talk at the Old City Jail on Sat. May 28 at 4 p.m., as well as a plaque unveiling at sea later that day at 7 p.m. There will be a nominal fee to attend the plaque unveiling event, which will depart from 10 Wharfside St.

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