I Look For These Past Hands

I digitally printed an image of clasped marble hands found after the Great Chicago Fire (courtesy of the Chicago History Museum) that references the survival of the city, while its installation site (West Side, Chicago) is a memorial to the Chicago Uprisings after the murder of Martin Luther King Jr. I negotiate what is remembered or what is forgotten and how communities embody the power to define/redefine memory and history.



I Look For These Past Hands
2013
Flag, pole, string, vinyl
26' x 5'

 

Photography: The Franklin