Grantee Cohort Spring 2020
Location Brooklyn, NY
Duron Jackson is a cross-disciplinary artist who uses installation, photography, video archives, and objects to create new critical perspectives on dominant historical and contemporary narratives.
He will build upon his 2016 piece “Witness,” creating a multimedia installation that will commemorate a generation of people who suffered through mass incarceration and the systems that support it with his Art for Justice grant. “Witness” is inspired by the many urban myths attributed to sneakers tossed over lamposts and electrical wires throughout the country. The installation includes multiple totems of sneakers wrapped over wire suspended above a domino-tiled floor. Duron will collect and receive donations of sneakers from cities across the country, building collaborations and networks with organizations that work directly with the incarcerated, formerly incarcerated, and their families.