What Makes You/You? at Nottingham Prison
5 May 2019 – 29 March 2020
48 Digital Images
Numbers 553 – 600
This collaboration with the National Justice Museum and Nottingham Prison is unique. A prisoner at Nottingham responded to the question ‘What Makes You/You?’ and Sally created a digital image inspired by the response. The result is an interactive, social media, digital art project involving people who are seldom involved in the contemporary art scene and who are usually just forgotten. Like no other artist, Sally makes the individual the center of the work where both the individual and the artist are their own feedback loop.
The following is a comment received from a follower of the project on social media:
‘I really love your Nottingham Prison collaboration as a lot of people in my social circle over the last few years have become men and women who’ve spent time in prison for drug-related crimes. I think it’s really important for other people to see convicts and former convicts as people who can be every bit as emotionally intelligent and aspirational as anyone else, and not just write them off as criminals who live in boxes that have bars on them. So what you’re doing is bloody brilliant as far as I’m concerned, thank you! Xx’
What Makes You/You? at Nottingham Prison – publicity regarding this project has been deliberately suppressed for fear that people would complain that prisoners, perhaps dangerous ones, were being allowed to interact with a creative art project. Sally’s response ‘Sadly, this is ‘What Makes Us/Us?’.
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