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 site users, draw attention to the fact that people are living in daily fear of being caught in a raid by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and encourage community preparedness in the face of ICE aggression.

Venues to date: Textile Arts Center, Brooklyn; Tufts University Tisch Library and School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; Kings County Hospital, Brooklyn, NY: Hammer Museum, LA via UCLA’s Graphite Magazine; Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, TX; The Mini Goethe Institute, New York, NY; The Nathan Cummings Foundation HQ, New York, NY; The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN; NJIT School of Architecture, Newark, NJ; Tompkins County Public Library, Ithaca, NY; Seven Hills Conference Center, CA; Queens Central Library Gallery, Jamaica, NY; White Box Gallery, NY; Copenhagen Central Library, Denmark.