©2015 Roberto Mighty
Mount Auburn Cemetery's first Artist-in-Residence, Roberto Mighty, has created earth.sky, a site-specific multimedia installation created for the cemetery’s 19th century gothic Chapel, consisting of synchronized high definition video and audio projections onto interior architectural surfaces.
In earth.sky, audiences experience a uniquely emotional, historical journey through breathtaking landscape cinematography, high-fidelity audio, music, and photography, while hearing the inspiring, sometimes heartbreaking and often uplifting words of individuals interred at Mount Auburn from its inception in 1831 to today. earthdotsky.com
The monument of Peter Byus (1801?-1867), an escaped slave from Virginia, depicts a bondsman breaking free from his chains, and is based on the seal of the British Society for Effecting the Abolition of the Slave Trade. Voice: Tyrone Latin. Special Thanks: Stephen Pinkerton, Docent, for historical research and image of last will and testament.