(n)IMBY Hobart-Gary

© 2016 alien. All rights reserved.

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

(n)IMBY

© 2012 alien. All rights reserved.

Series of 7 pigment photos, 25in x 35in each. 2012 The title refers to the unexpected transformation of the scornful term ‘nimby’ (not in my backyard,) seen in the recent events in Crete, IL, where local residents and immigrant activists … 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.

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

Welcome to America

© 2004 alien. All rights reserved.

Excerpt of a 2004 video by Jenny Polak & Dread Scott exploring brutality against immigrants in US detention after Sept 11, 2001. Images released by the Dept. of justice are paired with a child’s voice repeating the racist, threatening epithets … 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