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Holding Cell

Holding Cell is a public installation which alludes at once to prison terminology of holding area and racialized decision making. Guests enter "Holding Cell" and extend their hands through two holes onto a table. Two strangers then hold hands. Guests choose whether to enter the black cell or the white cell. People who experience the silence and blindness of the inside holding cell relate at once to the experience of confinement and the intimacy of contact with strangers.

Holding Cell was commissioned was produced by Spread Art at Brooklyn Open Studios in 2014 and featured in W magazine.