#ChalkedUnarmed is a performance and guerrilla art intervention that raises awareness about the pattern of killing of unarmed citizens of color by the police in the U.S.. The project emerged in St. Louis after the tragic shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO.
Hush: a mindfulness practice / reduction and non-doing as civic engagement Hush was part of The Marfa Dialogues' exploration of climate change. Led upon plain white sheets lain across grass, this participatory, imaginative mindfulness practice was based around the questions “What do you notice?” and “What are you willing to give up?” Public artist Mallory Nezam collaborates with yoga and meditation figure, Jee Moon, to craft a meditation that awakens creative imagining.
Mirror Casket's original performance. This moment showcases the end of the funeral procession, and the delivery of casket to the police in Ferguson, MO, and the images reflected back.
Line Dry is a participatory story-sharing installation. The piece allows members of our community to tell crucial moments of a memory or story in an anonymous way. This format allows for the participant’s words and emotions to be free form. The project presents an opportunity for viewers and writers learn from one another, and for participants to connect in their collective abilities to be vulnerable, to emote, to feel deeply, and to participate as an act of solidarity.
A participatory photo project in conjunction with The Pulitzer Arts Foundation's "Art of it's Own Making" Exhibition (2014).
Cherokee Street, St. Louis hosts one of the midwest's largest Cinco de Mayo celebrations. This 3-day-long evolving piece hung on a facade facing the festival, and evolved in the days thereafter.
#AntiSelfie/@stlblackout was an anonymous project art project on public mirrors throughout St. Louis -- coffee shops, gas stations, malls, fast food joints. Blacked out mirrors begged an exigent question in the digital age: "Is it really that important?"
A city-wide participatory poetry project culminating with an installation of poems in Forest Park, and scattering of poems through the mail. In collaboration with artist Henry Goldkamp.
Since 2010, I have brought city-wide public programs in St. Louis, aimed at emotionally disarming participants, creating opportunities for people to connect with strangers, and allowing for creativity, play and expression in public spaces.