artistic noise: art from the juvenile detention system and beyond MANIFESTOS


In this project, we explored the chants and phrases of protest movements and their power to inform, make demands and capture collective imagination. By examining text in art and visual culture and by reading and discussing artist manifestos including Martine Syms' Mundane Afrofuturists Manifesto and Merle Laderman Ukeles' Maintenance Manifesto, participants wrote and revised their own Manifestos, pertaining to their experiences, opinions and goals as young women. These longer pieces of writing were then edited to convey the core message of their author using the precise and direct format of a protest banner.

Teaching Artists: Eva Joly
Youth Artists in order: Quasaia, Dani, Kelle, Shana