CELL 17 is a multimedia installation that brings viewers inside the experience of confinement in a prison cell. A collaboration between the artist and several men from DC who received life sentences as children and have been incarcerated for more than 20 years, the installation features audio and video projections layering archival materials and memories from the “juvenile lifers.” They reflect on their decades-long journeys behind bars and their transformation into self-educated men who are preparing to return to society as adults.
Because of a recent change in the law, all of the narrators are now eligible to petition local courts for resentencing and release.
The installation will also invite viewers to “meet” and engage with other currently incarcerated juvenile lifers from DC through their images, handwritten letters, poetry and more, and features the work of collaborator Halim A. Flowers
from his new collection of poetry #UNCHAINABLE
June 21st-24th, 10 am – 6 pm daily
1309 5th Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
Again, members of the CFSY staff will join the artist at the exhibit from 4-6 pm on Friday, June 22nd.
Hope to see you there!