Objects > Ant!f@ Paper Dolls

In late October 2020 I bought a plastic bag full of 1950’s paper dolls for 50 cents at the Rochester Public Market. Wearing nothing but undergarments and a pageant-style banner with names like “Jack” and “Judy”, these lily-white paper kiddies radiated a vintage glow of white supremacy. But when I laid them all out together, their potential to transform into something more powerful unfolded. So I radicalized them – removed their names and added gas masks, shields, banners, boots and helmets. Instead of posing for a pageant, these dolls now stand in solidarity, outfitted in the regalia of the resistance movement and carrying the tools of the peaceful protests of 2020.
In solidarity with my fellow protesters on the streets everywhere. Justice for Daniel Prude.