In July 2020 Amber was invited to be participate in the Monument Lab‘s Revolution NJ: Artistic Research Residency. Over the last year, Monument Lab has been working in collaboration with the New Jersey Historical Commission and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, both divisions of the New Jersey Department of State, to envision and develop a multi-site public art and history proposal to mark the 250th anniversary of the formal founding of the United States in 2026. Under New Jersey’s larger initiative to mark this anniversary, Revolution NJ, this proposal engages numerous historic sites related to the Revolution and explores how they could be remembered, connected, and layered with other historical narratives in the contemporary landscape of New Jersey.
The research residency brings together an invited cohort of 9 New Jersey-based practitioners to reflect on the multiple genealogies of the American Revolution, legacies of Indigenous and African American historical figures and stories, and connections to contemporary revolutionary movements. She has been working on two sites in Middlesex County — New Brunswick and Piscataway — connected to the American Revolution.
To learn more about the residency, click this link.