Through a master class arts residency intensive Family Folk uses in-depth art-making experiences as a transformative tool by engaging teenagers and their incarcerated parents in exploring the history of their family. To better understand and come to terms with their own experience and be able to foster a vision of their own identity, the art-making process weaves autobiographical family narratives of teen-children of inmates, their caregivers and incarcerated parents into audiovisual multimedia sculptures, exploring family history through storytelling, poetry, music composition and visual arts sculpture. The audiovisual sculptures will be exhibited in public places to advocate around the issue of multigenerational incarceration and a documentary short and/or art-catalogue will document the art residency process for additional opportunities of public awareness and -engagement.
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