SILENCE THE SILENCE PROTEST BOOK 2014 Special edition hand bound book, white leather, perforated cardstock paper, digital print, vintage brass prayer book stand, DIMS: 11.25 x 17.25 x 2.5” Printed on cardstock paper that is perforated at the margin. Book can be performed, handing out each page which then becomes protest posters. Chapter ONE, titled WHERE IS, contains names of Chicago youth killed by gun violence between 2013-2014.

Chapter Two, titled Hear Here, contains protest statements written by Chicago youth responding to the issue of gun violence and systems of power as it affects them today. Both chapters are printed on cardstock paper that is perforated at the margin. This perforation suggests the potential and available removal of these questions, statements, and stories to leave the book format and be made visible.

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