(n)IMBY Hobart-Gary

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Hobart and Gary are adjoining Indiana communities that are both being targeted by GEO Inc., one of the biggest prison companies in the world, as a site for a new 800 bed for-profit detention center for the Midwest. For this … Continue reading

(n)IMBY Souvenirs

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The Souvenirs are part of a project commemorating the citizens and non-citizens who together successfully fought to block the building of a new for-profit detention center by Corrections Corporation of America in Crete IL, in 2012. After giving Souvenirs to … Continue reading

(n)IMBY Ink

© 2012 alien. All rights reserved.

Ongoing series. Ink on paper. 9″x12″ Drawings based on accounts of village meetings. (n)IMBY commemorates the citizens and non-citizens who successfully fought to block the building of a new private detention center by Corrections Corporation of America in Crete IL.

Design for the Alien Within: The No-Place

© 2010 alien. All rights reserved.

aka the ATTIC ACCESS HIDING UNIT Permanent installation. Wood, Plywood, Aluminum bar grating, wood, steel pipe, hoist. 5ft x 2ft x 5ft Permanent Interactive Site Specific installation for BRIC Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. This installation is a fictitious Hiding Unit … Continue reading

Land/guage Lesson 1

© 2009 alien. All rights reserved.

A Teach-Yourself Spanish Unit: Ancient Irrigation Practice in New Mexico As A Model of Social Cooperation.. By Jenny Polak, with the following remarkable Farmer – Teachers: Estevan Arellano Margaret Garcia Miguel Santistevan Wallace Yippa And with the support of Lea … Continue reading

Lookout Landing

© 2009 alien. All rights reserved.

Permanent installation at Griffiss International Sculpture Garden, Rome, NY. 10′ x 50′ x 14′ Cedar, stainless steel, galvanized steel, railroad ties, solar-powered runway approach lights, concrete, landscaping. An Air Force landing strip is visible from the deck. The structure’s lights … Continue reading

Mobile House for Urban Migrant Workers

© 2007 alien. All rights reserved.

Public art. Fictitious design solution to the housing needs of urban migrant workers, who find it increasingly difficult to rent decent accommodation. By disguising the dwelling as a tree it doubles as street beautification. Medium: Wood, Plywood, Weathertyte billboard vinyl … Continue reading

Design for the Alien Within

© 2006 alien. All rights reserved.

Design for the Alien Within is a fictional company with a website offering a interactive 3-D digital apartment, showcasing furniture with built-in hiding places for people without immigration papers. Click the logo to enter: The project includes an ongoing series … Continue reading

ICE-Escape Signs

© 2006 alien. All rights reserved.

  An ongoing series based on fire-escape signs, and sited like the real signs, using site-specific floor-plans of buildings. Inkjet prints face mounted on Plexiglas. A decentered public art project, appearing in any venues that ask to participate: order yours … Continue reading

In Situ Sanctuary 1st Iteration: Beam and Column

© 2003 alien. All rights reserved.

Architectural hiding place designed for Exit Art Gallery. Interactive installation; plywood, steel, surveillance cameras, monitors, paper. Installation view; person inside structure. 2’ x 16’ x 13’ The installation is designed to match the architecture of the gallery. Visitors climb up … Continue reading

HardPlace

© 2002 alien. All rights reserved.

HardPlace is a web-based project created in collaboration with Lauren Gill, with the participation of immigrant detainees and their advocates from around the US. Views of 10 detention centers, based on drawings detainees made of their prisons/detention centers. Click on … Continue reading