CIM DAY 5: Excerpts from Transcript

Christina starts out by asking everyone how their week was and how has progress on the project been going.

 

Jason: “It’s been going well. I’ve been working on the installation project all week with the others who have been coming in during the week.”

 

Christina: “How many people came in during their week to work on the project?

 

[Everyone raises hand]

Johnny: “We got a lot of work done this week, all the groups were able to meet and practice the performance a few times this week.”

 

Christina: “As of now are the front of all the placards done?

Stan: “All but two”

 

The majority of the participants have not finished the back part. Christina asks everyone to make sure that back personal part is completed before the final presentation.

 

Annie asks class to let us know what they plan to do for the back of the placard so we can plan out that part of the performance as a group. They share their word and ideas of what they plan to put on the back, including collage, prints, drawings, and more.

 

Once the performance outline is finalized Annie asks the class how they feel about the project now, responses include:

“Excited”

“amazing”

“wonderful”

“safe”

“great”

“finally!”

“awesome”

“grateful”

“happy”

“impressed”

“excited”

 

 

The second half was very busy and most it was spent putting together the word installation by the class and teachers. Stan created a grid with the twine inside the easy up to make it easier to hang up the words. Those who had not finished their placards were working on them. I was able to help paint some placards for those who had not finished them. Christina went over the performance outline with those who had to leave early during the first half. The last 30-45 minutes of class we did a thorough run through of the performance. All the participants seemed confident and excited with the rehearsal and agreed to practice throughout the week for the final performance.

This project is generously funded by a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Art Works Grant in the category of Multidisciplinary and Presenting — Additional support comes from Arts in Corrections, an initiative of the California Arts Council and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. This project would not be possible without the support of the Department of Art, the College of Arts and Letters, and Research and Sponsored Programs at CSUSB. Accounts and administrative services were provided by the University Enterprises Corporation in association with CSUSB

About Us

The Prison Arts Collective works to expand access to the transformative power of the arts through collaboration and mutual learning that supports the development of self-expression, reflection, communication, and empathy through providing multidisciplinary arts programming in correctional institutions.

Our Supporters

  • White Facebook Icon
  • White Instagram Icon
  • White YouTube Icon

© 2018 Community-based Art