(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

© 2013 alien. All rights reserved.

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

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

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

Quick-Build Tower Kit, No Crane Required

© 2007 alien. All rights reserved.

Cardboard, wood, surveillance camera, monitor. 6’ x 5’ x 21’ Counter-surveillance tower. Packs flat in a box; the quick-build Tower is a 21ft high periscope kit, no crane required for installation. Nested triangular sections are intended to be raised to … 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. NOTE: the interactive apartment section requires a Safari browser, and you … 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