Project Participants

Project Award

Program: XARTS Fund
Year: 2017-18
Semester: Spring

Project Description

After a year making art alongside men at the Grafton Correctional Institution, we’re producing an anthology of artistic work, personal fiction, and non-fiction narratives of prison life. The publication will borrow from the radical DIY aesthetic, a process that has allowed marginalized artists to publish and circulate work without engaging in the mainstream publishing industry. We envision this project as a preservation of the legacy of the individuals we’ve been lucky enough to encounter along the way. This text can be inherited, passed on, and discussed. The experience of holding and owning the anthology is as much a part of the creation as the components themselves. We hope it will be utilized to form bonds, both of affection and resistance.