As the artist-in-residence with the Portland Archives & Records Center, I created a multi-media art exhibit which explored the tumultuous and fraught process of annexation and growth of East Portland’s incredibly diverse population. Collaborating with neighborhood residents and PARC, I examined the history of place as a marker of exclusion and inclusion over the past thirty-five years. I wove together a portrait of inclusive civic identity through hand-drawn animation, video projections, poster installations, and a theater performance.
This is the second in a series of public art residencies funded by the City of Portland. Percent for Art Program administered by Regional Arts & Culture Council.