Artist Projects

Future IDs

Gregory Sale

Future IDs invites individuals with conviction histories to re-imagine themselves, their positions in society, and society’s responses to them. As a pathway to reframe the narrative of re-entry, Future IDs artworks, exhibitions, and public programs constitute a dynamic visualization of individual transformations and collective successes of project participants. Future IDs engages individuals on the “inside” with encouragement to pursue educational opportunities, devise exit strategies, and build plans for the future. It supports individuals returning to society after incarceration with resources and validation. It provides people on the “outside” a context to reconsider their own understandings of re-entry and their relationships to individuals with conviction histories. The project was designed in collaboration with Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC) members Aaron Mercado, Dominique Bell, Jose Gonzalez, Ryan Lo, and Kirn Kim. Founded by successful Hollywood producer Scott Budnick, ARC is a movement of system-involved individuals, advocates, and allies committed to transforming the justice system.