Hidden in Plain Site: Creative Referendums to Human Trafficking
Artist Installations, temporarily sited in cargo containers, Angels Gate Park
April 26 – June 6, 2015

Artistic solutions, also known as creative referendums, developed by nine members of an Artist Team are framed within two cargo containers temporarily sited in Angels Gate Park overlooking the Port – an alluring metaphor given that some people smuggled into the US arrive in shipping containers.

Christine Palma

Audio Art surround sound Installation

Proposed Referendum:
Volunteer with a local organization such as Two Wings in Los Angeles or Gems Uncovered in Long Beach, to support survivors of trafficking.

Palma has composed a narrative audio collage made up of layered sound-bytes from interviews with volunteers and the founders of organizations who rescue, then support survivors in finding new work of their choosing. Edited snippets, for instance, from a volunteer who is a celebrity hairdresser, speak of creating a new look that reflects inner beauty, as well as training so survivors can obtain new work. Cumulatively, the layered accounts form a metaphorical fugue. Audio speakers installed throughout the cargo container continuously play the voices on an audio loop.

Click here for Christine Palma artist bio.