The Pillow Project – September 19-26, 2018

A pile of pillowsFrom August 28 – November 4, 2018, the Department of Spanish and Italian and the Latin American & Latino Studies Program will join the ongoing project developed by artists Alejandro Figueredo Díaz-Perara and Cara Megan Lewis (together known as Díaz Lewis) to draw attention to the immigrant crisis.  In response, the collaborative, ongoing, performance-based Díaz Lewis installation engages participants to create pillows from clothing donated by undocumented immigrants, former detainees, and their supporters.  Each pillow conveys their brutal journeys, translating the human experience in a far more intense, compelling, palpable way than speeches and statistics.  From September 19-26, the artists Díaz and Lewis will be in Winston-Salem to work with students collaborating on the workshops at WFU, and mounting the installation at SECCA.
For more information about the project following link:  https://www.sanctuarycitizen.org/pages/34-000-pillows