Installation

 

vintage photographs / dead men / dead women / slaves / steerage / e. pluribus unum / immigrants / redacted

Realizing that all of the anonymous people in these photos are likely dead, What was the cause of their death? I wondered.
Old age?
Accidental?
Suicide?
Disease?
Murder and even more disturbing possibilities are endless.

Consider the stereotypes, the compartmentalizing tags targeting individuals permissioning humans to sport-kill other humans. Hostility remains silently encouraged with a wink from authority licensing even more inhumanity by reincarnating hate into new life.

‘Victors’ per Churchill? ‘Losers’ per Trump?
I see only teachers not resting in peace.

broken glass, framed vintage photos, toe tags labelling a ‘cause of death’, visual journal, caution cone calling out the current week’s events