Community engaged sculpture at Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY. 2020-2021 OFFSHORE is a ‘future monument’ to prison abolition. Pennants flying from the fence are printed with messages contributed by local people with experiences of incarceration. Offshore is cantilevered over the East River, the cage


Passes is an ongoing series of prints created in collaboration with Dread Scott, drawing on research begun during a residency at the Camargo Foundation near Marseille. The artworks explore connections between the forced migrations and currencies of the French Slave Trade and present-day migrations from

Mobile House for Urban Migrant Workers

Public art, 2007. 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' for planning purposes. Medium: Wood, Plywood, Weathertyte billboard vinyl with tree

Mobile Speakers’ Podium for Citizens and Non-Citizens

Drawings, models and real life iterations, 2012 - 2019. 2016 iteration of the Mobile Speakers' Podium - 8ft x 4ft x 2ft - steel, siding, casters and chainlink fence, with the support of Meg Noe and the Weinberg-Newtown Gallery, Chicago. A deployable double speakers' corner that

(n)IMBY Hobart-Gary

20 slip cast porcelain transferware boxes, each 3inx3inx7in 2015- 2017 Hobart and Gary are adjoining Indiana communities that were 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

Lookout Landing

Permanent installation at Griffiss International Sculpture Garden, Rome, NY. 2009 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 blink at night. Thanks to Sydney Waller

Lengua, Libertad!

3-day performance in Pedro Albizu Campos Plaza, Lower East Side, New York, in which I asked passers-by to help teach me Spanish. Volunteer teachers received Certificates of Appreciation from the student. Scroll down for video excerpt (4:17). Thank You! to Sandy Rivera and Alex Sandra Rodriguez,

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Category Crush

2014 animation, 3:07 Voice: Carl Hancock Rux Exploration of “The Wayland Rudd Collection,” an archive of images of black people in Russian and Soviet culture in the 20thC. Patterned after the iPhone game “Candy Crush”, a typical ‘matching’ game, the video starts a process of sorting and

(n)IMBY Souvenirs

3-D Prints, set of 3, each 8in x 3in x 3in edition of 3. 2013 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


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 fought successfully to block the building

(n)IMBY Ink

Set of four. Ink on paper. 9"x12" 2012 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

aka the ATTIC ACCESS HIDING UNIT Permanent installation. Wood, Plywood, Aluminum bar grating, wood, steel pipe, hoist. 5ft x 2ft x 5ft 2010 Interactive Site Specific installation for the BRIC Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. This installation is a fictitious Hiding Unit occupying a vacant space between ceiling

Host – Emergency Sleeping Systems for Undocumented Guests

Interactive installation with sound, for the Soap Factory, Minneapolis MN, 2007 Plywood, wood, ropes, high strength vinyl, counterweight, audio of Barbara Kremer describing how she sheltered 24 people from the Immigration raids at the meat packing factory in Worthington MN in Dec. 2006, in her home. Thanks to

Quick-Build Tower Kit, No Crane Required

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 full height beside border or separation

Design for the Alien Within

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 will need to download Adobe

Design for the Alien Within: the Media Center

MDF, paint, digital illustrations on foam core. 5’ x 3’ x 6’ 2006 Fictional furniture series incorporating hiding places for people without immigration papers. Concept drawings of furniture for Design for the Alien Within show modular figures, towards an ergonomics of hiding. See also Thanks to the

Welcome to America

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 Department of justice are paired with a child's voice repeating the racist, threatening epithets shouted at the detainees, as

In Situ Sanctuary 1st Iteration: Beam and Column

Architectural hiding place designed for Exit Art Gallery. 2003 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 inside the fake column into