Harmed and Dangerous

Harmed and Dangerous consists of four 20″x20″ Cibachrome prints of armed Black and Latino men and women on the wall and a “prison booth” approximately 4′ from it standing on the floor. The “prison booth” is what you might find if you visited someone in prison-you are separated from them by a wall and a thick Plexiglas window. To speak with them you must sit at the booth and each pick up a phone. When you pick up either phone in Harmed and Dangerous, you will here someone speaking about violence. The message plays in a continuous loop, thus the voices that the viewer hears depends upon the position of the tape at the time they pick up the receiver. An excerpt of the audio is below

Harmed & Dangerous audio excerpt