Akaisang ye 1277, 1245
Life-cast hands, paverpol, wood, repurposed jewelry, beads, flowers, fabric, resin
The installation shown here comprises two works which are part of a larger body of work I have developed in the last 2- to 3yrs in response to immigrant vilification/prison systems. Using life-cast sculptures of hands from immigrants and their children I have collaborated with, as well as creating forms modelled from our bodies using woven repurposed fabrics, the sculptures made from these fragments of body parts from this community allude to the various forms of barriers and erasure that POC constantly must negotiate within neocolonial repressive systems.
The numbering used as the title is derived from the identification systems used by these institutions, like the prisons systems which further erases the identity of the victims of these various repressive systems of power.