Projects > Climate-Immigrants (2016-Present)

CLIMATE-IMMIGRANTS (2016-Present) is a multimedia installation and performance that considers the impending plight of climate-induced global migration and its effects on people of color. The performers wear “CLIMATE- PONCHOS” which feature vinyl cutout silhouettes that display a long-distance exodus of displaced communities of people. The interactive objects are adorned with images that depict the archetypal “traveler,” the subjects are portrayed while in unilateral transition, wearing backpacks and hats, carrying suitcases and holding children. The viewer witnesses the silent movements of anonymous persons in context with sound and video which conceptualizes the nuanced experience of migrant travel that is initiated by climate change and environmental injustice. CLIMATE-IMMIGRANTS performances have been exhibited at the Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Athens School of Fine Arts, Siren Arts, and the Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building.