ΉΠΑ: Γέμισε ο ουρανός με μηνύματα κατά των κέντρων κράτησης μεταναστών

Με αφορμή την Ημέρα Αναξερτησίας, 80 καλλιτέχνες άφησαν το δικό τους μήνυμα ελπίδας για έναν καλύτερο κόσμο, στον ουρανό των ΗΠΑ.



Κατά τη φετινή Ημέρα Ανεξαρτησίας, 80 καλλιτέχνες ζήτησαν από τους Αμερικανούς πολίτες να κοιτάξουν ψηλά στον ουρανό.

Κατά τη διάρκεια της 3ης και 4ης Ιουλίου, μηνύματα αναφορικά με την μετανάστευση γράφτηκαν στα 10.000 πόδια από πολεμικά αεροπλάνα του Β’ Π.Π..

Με αυτόν τον τρόπο 80 καλλιτέχνες ζήτησαν να σταματήσει η κράτηση μεταναστών και η “κουλτούρα” φυλάκισης.

Το project “In plain sight” συστάθηκε στο Λος Άντζελες και ξεκίνησε από τους καλλιτέχνες Rafa Esparza και Cassils.

Πάνω από κέντρα κράτησης μεταναστών, σημαντικά κτίρια και μνημεία, 80 καλλιτέχνες άφησαν το δικό τους μήνυμα, ώτσε να προωθήσουν την αλλαγή.

Κάθε φράση ολοκληρωνόταν με το hashtag #Xmap, το οποίο με τη σειρά του παρέπεμπε στα social media του project.

 

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Excerpt from the @nytimes Article. Shot from Cassils’s iPhone, looking over at Rafa in the parallel plane, at 10,000 feet above Adelanto Detention Center. . “ @Cassils artist We are also thinking of artists who have used the language of advertisement to get their points across. Artists like Lynda Benglis and Barbara Hammer. The AIDS Memorial Quilt was another important reference because it demonstrates how people can come together through a patchwork of activism. . Many artists involved with the project are also queer, which may or may not be a coincidence. We are thinking about the words of José Esteban Muñoz, who wrote in 2009 that “queerness exists for us as an ideality that can be distilled from the past and used to imagine a future.” We see a liberation for queer, migrant and Black communities as deeply bound together because they are all rooted in the issues of white supremacy and colonization. Our jobs as queer artists is to imagine the future. . @elrafaesparza And we are putting the proposal of care, which is central to many queer communities, at the forefront of this project. We want to imagine what care looks like for people who are impacted by migrant detention and Covid-19. . CASSILS Bringing the skytypers into the fold has also been a unique experience. And with some messages being written in Cree, Farsi and Urdu, this will likely be the first time many people will see their own languages in the sky. There has also been a challenge to imagine how to write languages in the sky that don’t use the Roman alphabet. Skytypers usually work in fleets of five planes each, so any image or letter must exist along a five-point matrix. For artists on the project, that means experimenting with the grid and drawing out words like “freedom” in Farsi or Urdu. It’s interesting to note the challenges of what we can put into the sky, and how we might overcome those barriers.” . . #InPlainSight #XMAP #LookUp #FreeThemAll #AbolishICE #DefundHate #HomeisHere #HeretoStay #WithDACA #sisepuede #prisonindustrialcomplex #resist #closethecamps

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Marcos Erre Ramírez SOY NUBE DE ESPERANZA US/Mexico Beach Border. . Photo: @sandy_huffaker . What is a gorgeous larger phrase made in conjunction with artist @elrafaesparza and @julietavenegasp . BIO: Marcos Erre Ramírez – Born in Mexico and resident in the U.S. Marcos Ramírez ERRE’s work is informed by a profound understanding of border culture. He explores issues of identity, race, culture, and community in a wide range of mediums, frequently delivering biting commentary. “Instead of feeling half Mexican and half American, I feel double,” he has said. . Marcos Erre Ramírez: nacido en México y residente en los Estados Unidos., El trabajo de Marcos Ramírez ERRE’s se basa en una profunda comprensión de la cultura fronteriza. Explora temas de identidad, raza, cultura y comunidad en una amplia gama de medios, con frecuencia haciendo comentarios mordaces. “En lugar de sentirme mitad mexicano y mitad estadounidense, me siento doble” . ART FORCING CHANGE: LOOK UP Fairness, freedom, opportunity, and respect for human rights should be at the core of our immigration system. 80 artists alongside immigrant rights organizations have joined together to launch @inplainsightmap – a stunning effort to make visible the injustices of the largest immigration detention system in the world. . #xmap #inplainsight #freethemall #defundice #abolishice #marcoserreramirez

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Cassils @cassilsartist . Geo Group West Coast Headquarters Photo by Robin Black @beautyisboring . SHAME #DEFUND HATE Cassils is a Canadian born artist, an immigrant and a new US citizen. As a dual national who continues to pay taxes in both countries their phrase “ SHAME” shines a light on the ubiquity of immigrant detention centers and their associated abuses, in a context of for-profit imprisonment as they intersect with government agendas. . Though In Plain Sight may seem like a US- centric project, Canada too is complicit in supporting for profit migrant detention in the US. The Guardian Newspaper reported that the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) – which manages $366.6 bn in pension funds on behalf of some 20 million Canadian retirees – holds stock in Geo Group. Facilities operated by Geo Group have been used in recent months to detain families in the United States, following Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” crackdown on immigration by the American government. CPPIB had added to its holdings in Geo Group by 90,000 shares since June 2019 – an increase of nearly 50% – bringing the total investment value to $6.1m. Late last year, the Guardian and Documented reported that the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) held nearly US$8m in stock in Geo Group and CoreCivic. They have since divested and take a position on ethical investing stating that: “Ethical investments are essential to maintaining public confidence in what the Canadian Pension Plan does, and the investments in Geo Group and CoreCivic were deeply offensive to Canadian values.” Cassils phrase placed over Geo Group West Coast Headquarters points to an unholy alliance of big business and carceral logic must be called out as unethical, inhumane and unacceptable. YOU CAN HELP END IMMIGRANT DETENTION *Join* the movement #FreeThemAll Campaign + #AbolishIce. *Donate* to these local bond funds: https://linktr.ee/InPlainSight *Get to know* organizations that serve the immigrant community including: @migrantfreedom @detentionwatch @aclu_socal @haitianbridge @conmijente @familiatqlm @maketheroadnj @maketheroadny @raicestexas @carecen_la @culturestrike @the_ilrc

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Marcos Erre Ramírez SOY NUBE DE ESPERANZA US/Mexico Beach Border. . Photo: @sandy_huffaker . What is a gorgeous larger phrase made in conjunction with artist @elrafaesparza and @julietavenegasp . BIO: Marcos Erre Ramírez – Born in Mexico and resident in the U.S. Marcos Ramírez ERRE’s work is informed by a profound understanding of border culture. He explores issues of identity, race, culture, and community in a wide range of mediums, frequently delivering biting commentary. “Instead of feeling half Mexican and half American, I feel double,” he has said. . Marcos Erre Ramírez: nacido en México y residente en los Estados Unidos., El trabajo de Marcos Ramírez ERRE’s se basa en una profunda comprensión de la cultura fronteriza. Explora temas de identidad, raza, cultura y comunidad en una amplia gama de medios, con frecuencia haciendo comentarios mordaces. “En lugar de sentirme mitad mexicano y mitad estadounidense, me siento doble” . ART FORCING CHANGE: LOOK UP Fairness, freedom, opportunity, and respect for human rights should be at the core of our immigration system. 80 artists alongside immigrant rights organizations have joined together to launch @inplainsightmap – a stunning effort to make visible the injustices of the largest immigration detention system in the world. . #xmap #inplainsight #freethemall #defundice #abolishice #marcoserreramirez

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