Redaction Order 13767 (Page 1)
DIMENSIONS: 40” x 30" each (series of 5)
MATERIALS: Vinyl and archival print on paper
DETAILS: Using a myriad of different vinyls cut into idiosyncratic scribbles, Redaction Order 13767 creates a redaction poem of Executive Order #13767 (Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements). By omitting the majority of the text in the original order, the redaction is both an assertion of resistance to the anti-immigration policies and xenophobic attitudes propagated by the current administration, and a cathartically hopeful exercise of a how re-imagined policy might actually strive to create equity.
Page 1 reads: Security and Immigration Improvements - Security is critically important to communities. Transnational human networks see means for partnership. The Federal Government has failed this basic responsibility.
Redaction Order 13767 (Page 2)
Redaction reads: "Southern Border" shall mean contiguous land. "Border States" shall mean Homeland. A comprehensive study of geophysical resources.
Redaction Order 13767 (Page 3)
Redaction reads: The Secretary shall immediately take all appropriate actions to ensure aid or assistance to end the abuse.
Redaction Order 13767 (Page 4)
Redaction reads: When an individual demonstrates urgent humanitarian reasons, public shall ensure access to all Federal lands as necessary.
Redaction Order 13767 (Page 5)
Proposals to create equity.