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‘New Horizon’ by Doug Aitken

July 21, 2019 EDT

6 p.m. | Happening – The Future of Identity: Today, our digital activity creates a virtual identity which is mined by tech firms. World Frontiers Forum’s David Edwards and Katie Rae of MIT’s The Engine discuss how we can take advantage of the conveniences afforded by digital technology without sacrificing our privacy.

Food trucks and Notch Brewing Traveling Biergarten.

Light spectacle begins after sunset, accompanied by musical performances (artists to be announced.)

In July 2019 Doug Aitken will present NEW HORIZON, a multifaceted art event that challenges the notion of art in the 21st-century. The project is composed of a series of live events across the state of Massachusetts, centered around a stunning reflective hot air balloon and gondola. 

One of the great American mythologies is the road trip. New Horizon is a 21st century version of a journey, traveling through the landscape by air. The project is composed of a series of live events across the state of Massachusetts. At each stop the balloon touches down becomes a happening. It is both an artwork and an event where ideas, conversation, music and art are shared. The journey creates a continuous, flowing event, encountering unique individuals and providing an insight into the future of our culture. 

Happenings will take place at a selection of iconic Trustees properties, starting at Long Point Wildlife Refuge in Martha’s Vineyard on July 12, followed by stops in the greater Boston area, including the Crane Estate in Ipswich and ending on July 28, in the Berkshires.


July 21, 2019
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Castle Hill on the Crane Estate
290 Argilla Rd.
Ipswich, MA 01938 United States
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