TRUTH AS EVIDENCE performed in the Indian Treaty room at THE WHITE HOUSE with collaborators: Nyugen Smith, Washington DC youth, and Incarcerated youth. Washington DC Youth carry voices submitted by Incarcerated youth to the ear of two performers stationed in referee shirts at typewriters. Statements are whispered, recorded, and expanded as Smith and Pope attempt to channel incarcerated youth in poetic verse.
WHEN I GET OUT, 2015 Statement from incarcerated youth in Washington DC. 6 x 8 feet (average size of prison cell)
WHEN I GET OUT I AM GOING TO START BY BEATING SOMEONE UP 2016 Statement from incarcerated youth in Washington DC, remainder of poem channeled by the artist during performance at The White House. 10 x 12 inches
JUST YELL was invited by the Obama administration to The White House to develop a one day symposium on Juvenile Justice with the Director for the Arts at Public High Schools, Nathan Diamond. The result seen in some images here consisted of spoken word performances, pop up poetry, panel discussions, breakout and share out sessions, and testimonies.