An Anti-Prison / Liberation Community Initiative
Started 2013 | Philadelphia, PA |
OFFICIAL WEBSITE: http://studiocns.org/healingourwounds/
We are currently designing a robust community-oriented initiative called Healing Our Wounds. The goal of the project is to choreograph a participatory public performance to be repeated several times over two months near Philadelphia’s former Walnut Street Jail (circa 1790) where, for the first time in the USA, a corridor of single prison cells had been built to isolate prisoners in order to “alleviate the misery of prisoners” from the overcrowding jail. This production will include redesigning a sculptural audio device central to the project, known as the Talking Ball, and using it for a series of four participatory workshops. The project will serve as a vehicle for emancipation through the use of the Talking Ball, dialogue with the site, workshops and public performance.