What makes Rochester a prison town? The Rochester Decarceration Research Initiative was formed to pursue this question. As a Humanities New York Public Humanities Fellow, I worked with Evelyne Leblanc-Roberge, Associate Professor of Art at UR, on a public art installation entitled “The only thing I can see is the sky” as a research assistant and collaborator. To complement and contextualize the installation, I designed a website that geographically located images of the sky Leblanc-Roberge created from Google Street View. The idea behind this website was to emphasize the continuity of the sky as an omnipresent and overarching remidner of Rochester’s embeddedness in carceral systems.
View the project (optimized for desktop) and read more about it here.
I also authored a visual essay for the project entitled “A Kite”.