FIDENCIO FIFIELD-PEREZ: WITNESS TO THE RAIN
Space 204 (Vanderbilt University) / 1204 25th Avenue South September 9 - October 21st
Witness to the Rain will be on view in Space 204 from September 9 to October 21, 2021 on the second floor of the E. Bronson Ingram Studio Arts Center.
Perez focuses on the authority given to paper objects over the people they document. Without state-issued identification, undocumented immigrants rely on ephemera as evidence of our lives and movements within the United States. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) refusal to recognize one’s humanity within the country has forced 750,000 young, undocumented people to prove their existence and movements via receipts, report cards, social media posts, and mail to qualify for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).