Los Angeles artist Eames Demetrios has been steadily producing Kcymaerxthaere, an epic, three-dimensional novel and the world’s largest public art project. As the “Geographer-at-Large”, he has developed an alternative universe that is largely consistent with our linear world, but with different stories, peoples, flora, fauna and physical laws. He utilizes brass plaques, strategically placed around the world, to commemorate this story. So far there are 90 installations in 18 countries. During the exhibition at HICA, visitors will encounter a glimpse into the Kcymaerxthaereal realm. Outside the galleries, three permanent plaques will be placed in and around Charleston, including one 40 feet beneath Charleston Harbor. Eames Demetrios is the 2011 Quattlebaum Artist in Residence.
Eames Demetrios led curious guests through a Plaque Unveiling at Sea ceremony for one of the Kcymaerxthaere plaques in Charleston, SC. The plaque is 40 feet beneath the place where the Ashley and Cooper Rivers meet in the Charleston Harbor. Guests listened to the story of Nobunaga-Gaisen, raised a sake toast and sang traditional Kcymaerxthaere songs.
Special THANKS! to O-Ku and Charleston Waterkeeper.
Video footage courtesy of BA McNeill and Eames Demetrios.