SOS (Safety Orange Swimmers) floats in the Art Basin (between the Summer and Congress Street bridges) and is composed a group of 22 safety orange colored figures floating with black inner tubes. S.O.S. invokes the Fort Point Channel Basin as a metaphor for the seas across which people have always traveled in search of shelter, freedom, prosperity and safety as well as Boston's long history of welcoming immigrants. Each figure represents nearly 1 million of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugee’s estimated 21.3 million refugees in the world today. Artists Ann Hirsch & Jeremy Angier hope to provoke discussions about the changing identity of the Channel by asking: how are we, a city in the midst of an economic boom and a country in the midst of political change, responding to the current global refugee crisis? Join us for a public discussion."
5:30 PM tour: meet on Dorchester Ave between Congress and Summer Streets
6:15 PM Artists' Talk The FPAC Space at the Envoy Hotel, 70 Sleeper Street