Immigration As Transformation
Hereâs some designs for a large papercut installation for the forthcoming Immigration Exhibit at the The Wingluke Museum in Seattle which opens Thursday, March 5Â 2015 (on the 50th anniversary of the Immigration act of 1965) and lasts until March 2016. Photos of the installation itself will come soon. Â Facebook EventÂ
What worlds must families leave behind when they run across a border wall or fly across a border of water? How many undocumented bodies are forever shackled to a borderline? Or perhaps immigration is a form of transformation, driven by an undefeatable optimism for new life: mother and child become a migratory bird as they triumph enormous struggles to reclaim life and community in a new country. These designs feature a red crowned crane for East Asia, a kingfisher for South Asia and a white-tailed tropic bird for the Pacific Islands.
See full post here: jess x chen2015-03-01.