My practice in concerned with un-examined ways of reality, specifically the sociology of punishment. Throughout my practice I use institutional devices, and tools to create a dialogue of those whom experienced being incapacitated, and how these objects are used to preserve humanity while in these institutions of punishment. Moreover, as I continue to research the penal institution, I intend to explore certain tactics, and functional architecture as forms of control, and segregation. Recently I have been reading about Pelican Bay a Security Housing Unit in Northern California known for its inmate protests and reformation of ambiguous use of indeterminate sentencing. Therefore I want to create an installation piece that references this happening through the making of an iconic SHU Door.
I will be installing this piece in a liminal space connecting the graduate studios to the faculty offices. With this site specific work I intend to comment on the architectural transparency, and tactics institutional spaces share. Drawing similarities in structures whether academic, social, or punitive.
1st segment of Drilling
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