Capitol Inc Installations
ICARUS by Peter Wu+
Icarus exposes the ever-present insidious threat of corporate capture across the world. It is created to illustrate the invisible hand of corporate influence manipulating policy, government bodies and systems to serve their interests across industries. Artist Peter Wu+ sheds light on the corporate puppet master pulling the strings in the shadows found at every turn fighting against change.
His X Mark by Emma Robbins
The U.S. government signed 370 treaties with numerous Indigenous nations and leaders, but over the years have broken many of those agreements. Diné Artist and Activist, Robbins, uses her piece to link the exploitation of Indigenous land and peoples to the violation of treaties. The government turns a blind eye to the corporations mining on Indigenous land undermining the sovereignty of Indigenous communities across America.
Las Manos de Mis Padres by Alfredo Caro-Salazar
Big money and corporate power dictate how agricultural workers are treated, how our food is grown, whether family farmers are able to earn a living, and whether rural communities thrive or decline. Digital Artist and Creator, Alfredo Salazar-Caro, uses his art piece to touch on corporate capture in big agribusiness. It reveals how agricultural industry powerhouses prioritize corporate profit at the expense of worker's rights, food safety and the environment.
Who's That Man on That Horse I Don't Know His Name But They Call Him Boss, 1981 and Field Work by Keith Calhoun and Chandra McCormick
From the bail bond industry and healthcare providers to companies that sell our government surveillance and monitoring tools, private corporations are involved in nearly every aspect of our criminal justice and immigration systems. This installation is documented by the husband and wife photography team, Keith Calhoun and Chandra McCormick. This art piece serves as a historical record of the cruel conditions in Louisiana's most notorious prison, Angola State Penitentiary.
WHAT OCTAVIA E. BUTLER SAW WHEN SHE LANDED ON THE SITE by Stacy Lynn Waddell
The climate crisis we are currently facing is largely a product of the notoriously profit-hungry fossil fuel industry. They knew about the climate risks 60 years ago and spent billions to cover up the truth, all to protect their profits. Artist Stacy Lynn Waddell tackles global warming as she throws a digital security blanket over the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool.