It's been two years since I graduated from ITP and in that time I haven't had the chance to work on anything that was programming or interactivity related. I maybe toyed with small things here and there but wasn't able to take a concept and have it come to life the way my next project did. I'm excited to announce HANDS UP an interactive installation that I've been working on with my homie from ITP Roopa Vasudevan. HANDS UP is a large scale piece that explores law enforcement’s relationship with people of color. The installation will simulate the experience of being confronted by the police in the manner that resulted in the 2014 shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed African-American teenager, in Ferguson, MO. The piece directly places visitors in the chaotic and overwhelming moments that have since led to an ongoing debate about the state of race relations in America.
Please join me this Friday for the opening of the installation at Flux Factory (39-31 29th Street in Long Island City). If you cant make the opening the piece will be on view from the 15th-17th.
See you there.