Ode to Tupac Katari

Ode to Tupac Katari is a memorial to the victims of state violence in the United States and Mexico. Through the use of a polished, etched steel plate, the viewer is implicated as complicit in these crimes. The text is meant as a reminder, and a memorial to victims who suffer under yokes placed there by the same hegemonic structures.

 

Ode to Tupac Katari, Etched polished steel, 2015

 

Ode to Tupac Katari (detail), Etched polished steel, 2015

 

Ode to Tupac Katari, Etched polished steel, 2015