To Shoot A Kite
By Yaelle Amir (curator) with additional essays by Ashley Hunt and Lilly Lampe
New York, NY: CUE Foundation, 2014
Dimensions: 8 in x 8 in
Color: full color throughout
Edition Size: unknown
An unusually well-designed and substantial exhibition catalog for an show on artists that are currently dealing with the American prison system. Temporary Services was proud to be a part of this exhibit alongside our collaborators Sarah Ross and Tamms Year Ten (for the project "Supermax Subscriptions") as well as Julie Green, Ashley Hunt, Lucky Pierre, Prison and Neighborhood Art Project (P+NAP), Dread Scott, and Jackie Sumell. More from the CUE Foundation website:
"In prison-speak, a ‘kite’ represents notes or letters and ‘to shoot a kite’ means to send a message. The projects included in this exhibition represent the work of a select group of artists who have set out to relay the severe conditions of inmates and expose this broken system. In so doing, they are reframing the narrative surrounding the incarcerated—providing a platform for public expression and advocating for change both from within and out of the prison system. Each project takes on a different form – from documentation and data visualization to offering services and advocacy – that provides a link between the incarcerated and the outside world, portraying their conditions, and personalizing the abundant yet anonymous data about the prison system. Catalogue includes essays written by Yaelle Amir, Ashley Hunt, and Lilly Lampe."
In addition to essays, as well as texts and illustrations on each artist and project, the catalog also includes a lengthy list of resources for readers "who wish to learn about additional activist initiatives and organizations working to raise awareness and alleviate the effects of mass incarceration."