Jun 17th 2018

Risa Puleo and Mev Luna will present their respective research into contemporary conditions of incarceration and engage in a dialogue with each other and the audience afterwards. Puleo looks to the borderlands and the work of the art collective Postcommodity (Raven Chacon, Cristóbal Martínez, and Kade L. Twist) to examine the means by which one enters an institution of confinement. While Luna critiques the enthusiasm of technology to “democratize” both the Prison Industrial Complex and Healthcare system, often targeting the same demographics.

Hunting in the Borderlands: The Politics of Human Capture in Postcommodity’s Coyotaje
Risa Puleo

Digital Deliverance: White Saviorism and the Screen
Mev Luna

Image credit: Aerial photograph of the Ramsey Units, January 23, 1995, United States Geological Survey. The Ramsey Unit was once a Prison Plantation located in unincorporated Brazoria County Texas, and was not desegregated until 1963.

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