Mirror, 10 x 11”
DISAPPEARING IN THE SHADOWS OF A DEMOCRACY, 2010
foldable poster/zine, 11 X 17”
DISAPPEARING IN THE SHADOWS OF A DEMOCRACY is a zine that uses U.S. Government images and recent reports to draw attention to the continuing expansion and privatization of immigrant detention centers and the violation of immigrantsʼ rights throughout the process of deportation.
(images of projections)
The Deportation Landscape, 2012
Slide projector, size variable
The Deportation Landscape is a slideshow of 80 photographs depicting 80 U.S. immigration detention centers shot using Google Maps.
Detaining and Deporting Our Souls (stories from the U.S.A.), 2010-
Elizabeth Detention Center, Elizabeth, NJ
October 10, 2010
Detaining and Deporting Our Souls (stories from the U.S.) is an ongoing video project that addresses the aggressive networks of punishment, mass warehousing, and criminalization that are deployed by the U.S. Deportation Regime. Collaborating with family members who have relatives detained in immigration detention centers, I am giving them a video camera outside of a detention center to give voice to the stories that are lost in the larger immigration debate.
Oh, Liberty?, 2011
Postcard, 6 x 4”
On Liberty: Thoughts from the Prisoners of The Nation of Immigrants
(THIS IS A PLACE OF TEARS, Ethan Giggs), 2012
On Liberty: Thoughts from the Prisoners of The Nation of Immigrants is a series of postcards of the Statue of Liberty in which I have asked immigrants to interpret “liberty” on the back of each postcard while they are detained in U.S. immigration detention centers.
Liberty Burning (for Sonia Vargas), 2012
Candle, 4” x 8”
Liberty Burning (for Sonia Vargas) will be entirely out of wax. The final piece is in progress.