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…when the invisible punishing machine is everywhere…


…Fieldwork, Survival Kits, Conversation Pieces, Installations, Ephemeral Encounters and Actions to transform the weight I carry from witnessing and studying the colossal architecture of the invisible punishing machine

Started OCTOBER 2010



Cambridge & Boston, MA / San Francisco & Fort Bragg, CA / Philadelphia, PA …

With the Counter Narrative Society I am developing a multifaceted long-term dialogical fieldwork called …when the invisible punishing machine is everywhere…The Weight I Carry with Me. It consists of organizing nomadic encounters and creating para-fictional actions as paradoxical remedies to interrogate intimately how invisible punishment, alienation and social-urban control in the terrain of the USA has affected my family, my friends, me and the community at large who have suffered the invisible effects of state control, incarceration and inequality. In other words, it is a kind of counter narrative that seeks to transform the weight I carry from studying and witnessing the invisible punishing machine that resides deep inside my body and in the habitus of control.



In Philadelphia – Transforming The Weight I Carry with Me via JOURNEY TO REFUGE – Since 2012

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At Alcatraz Island – Oct 2011

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At MIT – Thesis Presentation – May 2011

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At Boston City Hall – March 2011

Rehearsal sit-in

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At Fort Bragg – Jan. 2011

talking with 1st participant

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At MIT – Initial Stages of The Weight – Oct. 2010

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