. . . first in thought, then in action

Visual Arts/Performance

This project will result in a site-specific performance and installation commissioned as part of the exhibition When Home Won’t Let You Stay: Migration through Contemporary Art at ICA/Boston, October 23, 2019–January 26, 2020. This project uses The Trial by Franz Kafka, a surreal tale of judicial bewilderment, confusion, and criminalization, as a starting point for a series of community gatherings and performance events that offer participants and audiences the opportunity to think through the many impacts of immigration law and policy. Interested students will gain experience in community organizing and strategies of oral history collection, as well as develop a deeper understanding of immigration law and policy with local legal rights advocates. Students should be organized, have efficient and professional communication skills, be comfortable with audio/visual software (Adobe Suite and Premiere) and power tools, and have basic sculpture building skills.