Thousand Kites is a community-based performance, web and radio project centered on the United States prison system and created with inmates, employees and their families. Material is developed with inmates at two Appalachian super-maximum security prisons, which are then turned into scripts, installations and broadcasts in the communities most affected by these facilities. These events take place at churches and community centers and on small radio stations near prisons from Sing-Sing in New York to Angola in Louisiana. Through the group’s website, scripts and other items are available for free to the general public. Thousand Kites draws on projects by the groundbreaking collective Appalshop and by Nick Szuberla’s own group, Holler to the Hood.
2012: Szuberla launches KitesCampaign.org, a website that empowers people to start a campaign to support their own community organizing
2008: Thousand Kites partners with the producers of Writ Writer, a documentary about Fred Cruz, a jailhouse lawyer
Drawing on her upbringing in a family of traditional Appalachian musicians, Amelia Kirby creates sound and documentary projects with the collectives …
Sep 01 – Jan 01, 2018
Pacific Standard Time Hosts Exhibition on Suzanne Lacy and Pablo Helguera
Nov 09 – Dec 15, 2017
Ken Gonzales-Day presents "Shadowlands" at Peeler Art Center, DePauw University
Sep 28 – Dec 10, 2017
Zach Blas Premieres His Creative Capital Project, "Contra-Internet"