#XMAP: In Plain Sight

2020

Fellowship.

In Plain Sight is a coalition (co-founded by Cassils and rafa esparza) of 80 artists united to create an artwork dedicated to the abolition of immigrant detention and the United States culture of incarceration. A highly orchestrated mediagenic spectacle and poetic action, this project is conceived in five parts -- a poetic elegy enacted on a national scale, an interactive website, an anthology docuseries, accessible actions for the public to take to join the movement against immigrant detention, and cultural partnerships producing arts-related education and engagement.

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SHAME #DEFUNDHATE

SHAME #DEFUNDHATE, Cassils, Geo Group West Coast Headquarters Performance Still: Robin Black, July 3, 2020. Part of In Plain Sight a coalition of 80 artists fighting immigrant detention and the culture of incarceration conceived of by Cassils and rafa esparza. Courtesy of In Plain Sight.

AZADI (Azadi means Freedom in Urdu, Farsi, Hindi, Kurdish, Pashto, Azeri, Balochi, Armenian, Kurdish, Punjabi, Bengali, and Kashmiri, amongst others)

AZADI (Azadi means Freedom in Urdu, Farsi, Hindi, Kurdish, Pashto, Azeri, Balochi, Armenian, Kurdish, Punjabi, Bengali, and Kashmiri, amongst others), Arshia Fatima Haq, Orange County Intake & Release Performance Still: Labkhand Olfatm, July 3, 2020. Part of In Plain Sight a coalition of 80 artists fighting immigrant detention and the culture of incarceration conceived of by Cassils and rafa esparza. Courtesy of In Plain Sight.

CHINGA TU MIGRA

CHINGA TU MIGRA, Yosimar Reys, LA Metropolitan Jail Performance Still: Dee Gonzalez, July 3, 2020. Part of In Plain Sight a coalition of 80 artists fighting immigrant detention and the culture of incarceration conceived of by Cassils and rafa esparza. Courtesy of In Plain Sight.

STOP CRIMMIGRATION NOW

STOP CRIMMIGRATION NOW, Bamby Salcedo, LA Field Office Performance Still: David McNew July 3, 2020. Part of In Plain Sight a coalition of 80 artists fighting immigrant detention and the culture of incarceration conceived of by Cassils and rafa esparza. Courtesy of In Plain Sight.

NO CAGES NO JAULAS

NO CAGES NO JAULAS, Beatriz Cortez, Los Angeles - Immigration Court Performance Still: Dee Gonzalez, July 3, 2020. Part of In Plain Sight a coalition of 80 artists fighting immigrant detention and the culture of incarceration conceived of by Cassils and rafa esparza. Courtesy of In Plain Sight.

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