Art Collective Indecline and cartoonist Rob Rogers writ large.
Bay Area Protests Trump’s Child Detention Policy with Billboard and Projection
by Benjamin Sutton
June 21, 2018
A clandestine modification of a junk removal billboard and a nighttime projection of a political cartoon called out the president’s family separation policy.
Is the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) advertising its brutal practice of separating migrant families? If you were driving along Interstate 80 in California’s East Bay last night or early this morning, you might have seen what appeared to be a billboard for ICE flaunting its inhumane expertise — “We make kids disappear” — alongside the Munchian image of a shocked and screaming child.
The ignoble advertisement is in fact the work of satiric and shadowy public art collective Indecline, whose members scaled the billboard (which formerly promoted 1-800-Got-Junk?’s ability to “make junk disappear”) in the night and transformed it into a provocative indictment of ICE. At the time this article was published, a spokesperson for Indecline said that the modified billboard was still in place.
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