Mirror / Echo / Tilt
Mirror / Echo / Tilt is a collaborative project between artists, educators and individuals affected by the justice system. Using magical realism as a framework, performative vignettes are translated through the body and recorded in vacant former institutions such as empty prisons and courthouses—to consider how individuals might assert agency in the reclamation of physical and psychic space. Taking the form of video, performance, text, archive and curriculum, the work envisions new language around the way we engage mass Incarceration and inserts counter narratives into the dominant media landscape, which commonly alienates and criminalizes black and brown bodies.
Melanie Crean is an interdisciplinary artist and teacher based in New York. Both her teaching and artistic practice explore the relationship bet…
Shaun Leonardo is a multidisciplinary artist who uses modes of self-portraiture as a means to convey the complexities of masculine identity and quest…
Apr 22 – May 14, 2016
Southern Exposure Presents "Over The Wall" Including Mirror / Echo / Tilt
Jan 22 – Mar 06, 2016
Melanie Crean Presents "Ellipses" at Mattatuck Museum