Radioactive: Stories from Beyond the Wall

Radioactive: Stories from Beyond the Wall is a series of community-engaged radio/visual broadcasts located between the largest architecture of Chicago’s West Side, The Cook County Jail, and the working-class residential area of the Lawndale communities. Radioactive centers the voices of those currently incarcerated by broadcasting and projecting intimate and creative stories from inside Cook County Jail to outside its' border. 

On September 15-16, 2018, the project debuted in a large-scale public art event at the north-end wall of Cook County Jail. Community members, passersby, and members of the ensemble gathered to watch the North-side wall bordering the Cook County jail become a screen transformed by audio and animations created by currently and previously detained individuals.

Supported by the Robert Rauschenberg Artist As Activist Fellowship and the Creative Capital Foundation.