The Mirror Casket was a protest performance and public sculpture created in September 2014 in response to the death of Mike Brown in Ferguson, MO. The casket was built and carried in a performative funeral procession by costume pall bearers from W. Florissant to the Ferguson Police Department, and set in front of a line of local police barricading the building from protestors.
The piece has since traveled to numerous exhibitions, and was recently acquired by the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C.
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The piece is created in collaboration by De Andrea Nichols, Marcis Curtis, Sophie Lipman, Damon Davis, Mallory Nezam, Derek Laney, Elizabeth Vega.