Digital Weaving Installation
Blackout is a large scale video text/ile installation studying the weave structure of police uniforms alongside statements made by families of those lost to police violence including: Aiyana Stanley-Jones (7), Tamir Rice (12), John Crawford III (22), Amadou Diallo (23), Tarika Wilson (26), Eric Garner (43), Yvette Smith (45), and Eleanor Bumpurs (66). In six black and white panels, these grief stricken texts scroll and scan endlessly, struggling to articulate themselves through the presence of serge twill - the fabric used to manufacture police uniforms across the nation.
“Blackout: A Monograph”, work by Indira Allegra. San Jose: Sming Sming Books. 2017.