Atif Ateeq

HANDS UP is an interactive installation that explores law enforcement's relationship with people of color. The installation simulates 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.

Hands Up was exhibited during the LIC Arts Open at Flux Factory from the 15th - 21st of May, 2015.

The piece was built using processingarduino, and the microsoft kinect sensor. code on github.

A collaboration with Roopa Vasudevan.



Hands Up was constructed in 3 days at Flux Factory in Long Island City. Of course I snap chatted the whole process.
Here are some BTS moments.