Offshore

Community engaged sculpture at Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY. 2020-2021 Wood; chain-link and barbed wire fence; steel; screen-print on cotton with stitching; Coroplast and grommets; and binocular viewer. Two parts: 20 × 12.6 × 32.6 feet and binocular viewer: 6 × 2 × 2

Migrant Boats

The Mediterranean Sea has become a graveyard - sometimes called the ‘Trou Noir’ by one of the rescue boat operations. A residency at the Camargo Foundation near Marseille in 2017 allowed me to study historical and contemporary movement of people between Europe and Africa and

ICE-Escape Signs

An ongoing series based on fire-escape signs, and sited like the real signs, using site-specific floor-plans of buildings. 2006 - present. Front-engraved plastic, or face-mounted inkjet prints. This long-term project evolves as more venues commission their own customised ICE-Escape signs. The signs, developed through conversations with

Mobile Speakers Podium Chicago to Gary Walk

3 Days, 42 miles, Chicago to Gary Walk with the Mobile Speakers’ Podium for Citizens and Noncitizens. 2018 iteration, new wheels and pull bars added. Collaboration with artist Regin Igloria. Together we pulled the Mobile Speakers Podium on foot from Chicago to Gary, IN, to draw attention

Escapes

Stone lithographs, 11in x 15in (Edition size varies: please inquire.) Imagined escapes by land and sea.

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

(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

(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

Land/guage Lesson 1

Sound and animation. 2010. This Excerpt 3:51 (Full length: 19:06 Available on request) Modeled on a teach-yourself Spanish course: Ancient Irrigation Practice in New Mexico As A Model of Social Cooperation. Note: the video begins with sound only. Thank you to the generous and extraordinary Farmer -

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

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

HardPlace

HardPlace is a web-based project created in 2000 (originally with Flash animations that currently do not work), as Clinton's new anti-immigrant legislation launched the biggest expansion of detention of immigrants in US history. I solicited participation from people in detention, asking that they send plans