We covered the “disobedient” ceramic work of Carrie Reichardt in an earlier issue, after the artist took her mosaic political agitation to the steps of the Victoria & Albert Museum.
Above image: Zulu mosaics made for the project. Reichardt is to the left.
Reichardt is currently involved in a Kickstarter campaign that will allow her to create a vehicle, the Zulu VooDoo Liberation Taxi, which will be clad in ceramics and protest the imprisonment of Reichardt’s friend, Kenny “Zulu” Whitmore. Whitmore, a Black Panther, has been imprisoned for 40 years on a murder charge. He and his attorneys are seeking a new trial, claiming that the original case was corrupted by racial bias (the District Attorney allegedly had KKK connections) and was built on coerced testimony, during which Whitmore was denied the right to speak to an attorney.
Currently the project has raised about $3,800 of its $7,886 goal. A little less than two weeks are left on the Kickstarter. Backers for the project are eligible for a number of rewards, including original ceramic tiles and ceramic spray paint cans.
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