UNDER THE FREEWAY
Influenced by expansive homes with designer rooms people never live in, I construct luxurious interiors inside cardboard boxes to be uninhabitable showrooms. Through a multidisciplinary approach, audio and video production, music, audience participation, interviews, and community involvement, unexpected elements intermingle with the visuals of the well-appointed rooms and chosen sites to create a dense tapestry of urban habitation. Under the Freeway highlights the extremes of our socially and economically classist society and collapses them into inclusive communal and collaborative spaces.
The images below are from October 9, 2015, when Marvin Tate, Lilianna Wosko, and myself created an alternative and inclusive community Under The Freeway in Chicago.
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