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Illinois Torture Publicized with Ecological Art: Artists promote critical prison message with mud stencils

Ten Years Too ManyFrom the newswire: "On Saturday, June 6th in Chicago, local artists partnered with the Tamms Year Ten coalition to protest state-sanctioned torture at the [Tamms] supermax prison in Southern Illinois. And they did it with mud.

"Artists from Chicago and Milwaukee engaged in a non-destructive type of public messaging called “mud-stenciling.” More than 30 volunteers stenciled their message “End Torture in Illinois” in the afternoon on walls and sidewalks around the city [while] offering fact-sheets about TAMMS supermax prison to curious pedestrians. The teams [placed mud stencils in] spots such as Navy Pier, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Jane Addams Hull House, the Hyde Park Art Center, the Logan Square skate park, the Chicago [Lincoln Park] Zoo, DePaul University, as well as sidewalks, underpass walls, and numerous other locations. Read more

Additional Coverage: Just Seeds | NewCity | GapersBlock | Wooster Collective | Video: Mud Stenciling in Chicago with Tamms Year Ten!


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