Black Boxisms: Visiting Room was inspired by 19th-century black slaves in the United States who sought freedom through the Underground Railroad. Black Boxisms confronts issues of societal control, freedom and contemporary concerns of the new industrial prison system. This installation is about a route to freedom and the challenges and difficulties to gain independence to free yourself.
Black Boxisms grabbles with questions such as: What freedom has cost people? and What does mean to be liberated? Recorded and narrated slave narratives are made available on telephones at the “visiting room” listening stations in the installation.