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October 2018

Aesthetics through the Penal Hole

October 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
CSGS, 285 Mercer Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY United States
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A Decolonizing Vision Series talk with Nicole R. Fleetwood, American Studies, Rutgers The talk will focus on art making and aesthetic practices of incarcerated people held in solitary confinement and other types of isolation units. To make art in solitary confinement is to deliberately engage the sensory deprivation that occurs in isolation cells as a mode of assault. With solitary confinement, the carceral state attempts a totalizing control over the bodies and minds of imprisoned people, largely through structuring their…

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