September 10, 2009
Another San Francisco friend and collaborator, Rigo 23, recently came through NYC to work on his installation at the New Museum on Bowery. For the show, entitled “The Deeper They Bury Me, The Louder My Voice Becomes” , Rigo made a replica of a prison cell in a stairwell of the gallery in tribute to the 36 years that members of the Angola 3 have spent in solitary confinement. As sometimes happens, Rigo pressed me into service at the last minute to edit, do research for, and lay out his zine for the show, and I was really happy with how it turned out. If you are in NYC, check out the show and the accompanying retrospective of the work of Black Panther Minister of Culture, Emory Douglas. Both shows run until October 11. If you want a copy of the zine, it is a whopping 96 pages, features a silkscreened cover and only costs 5 bucks from the museum! Proceeds, I am told, go to help free the Angola 3.