Background Information

In Plain Site partnership

The Bureau for Experimental Ethnography has partnered with In Plain Site for their contribution to the Texas Biennal. Together we’ve developed a plan to explore the areas surrounding sites of immigrant detention through a two-month distributed fieldwork season and a set of Instagram Live conversations between artists, immigrant rights activists, and Bureau representatives.

“In Plain Sight is a coalition of 80 artists united to create an artwork dedicated to the abolition of immigrant detention and the United States culture of incarceration. A highly orchestrated mediagenic spectacle and poetic act, this project is conceived in five parts — a precisely orchestrated, moving and poetic elegy on a national scale, an interactive website, an anthology docuseries, accessible actions for the public to take to join the movement against immigrant detention and cultural partnerships producing arts-related education and engagement.”

A screenshot of the In Plain Sight website.