Dee Hibbert-Jones & Nomi Talisman, USA, 2010-11, 7:10 Min.
I-140 explores issues of inequality and civil rights in immigration policies towards same sex couples using the artists’ own situation as subject. The video shows the artist-couple holding hand-made signs on the side of highways to describe their seven year-long, $40,000 struggle to keep Talisman legally in the US.
The work utilizes static, full body shots in a landscape/ environment to highlight the powerlessness, passivity, isolation and endless waiting involved in immigration proceedings, as well as the public/ private contradictions inherent in their situation.
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