Civil War: Living History on American Street/ First Shots Fired was a collaboration among the artist, the curators, the living historians, and the audience. The project combined curatorial and aesthetic strategies common in the visual arts with history-telling practices of reenactments and general history museums. April 12th is the anniversary of the first shots fired in the Battle of Fort Sumter, widely acknowledged as the initial conflict of the American Civil War. On April 12, 2014, living historians and re-enactors convened in North Philadelphia at the Icebox Project Space Crane Arts to engage the public and reflect upon the significance of the war and its legacy for our neighborhood and beyond. Multiple groups and perspectives were present, including members from the Philadelphia-based 3rd US Colored Infantry and the Hampton Legion– Confederate States of America team of The North-South Skirmish Association. The events of the day were accompanied by a display of historic artifacts, firearms and contemporary artworks, including site-specific video projections by myself. The day ended with screens of a 20-minute experimental documentary entitled Anniversary that follows my quest to find the physical markers of the mythical Mason Dixon line. The interactive event was on April 12th, but the installation remained on view through the following week, coinciding with Till Death Do Us Part and representing an important component of my multi-faceted practice studying the limits of historical representations.