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Laurie McKenna

A cross disciplinary artist whose work is grounded in inquiry and research.

Laurie combines and distills US history, personal experience, and bereft and dispossessed cultural narratives. Her mediums include video, drawing, writing, performance, and installation.


PRESS BADGE: a work in progress

“The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of the truth upon them.” Ida B Wells

Drawings, assemblage, QR code interactivity, video.

Honoring the first amendment, and in particular, the freedom of the press.

Using the U.S.Press Freedom Tracker, an online database which tracks abuse against journalists, this project transforms data into a mixed media installation honoring  the journalists working in the US in the time frame of May 2020  to January 6, 2021.


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