In Testimony (2016), Bay Area residents share stories about experiences relating to political upheaval that produced a sense of transformation or revelation. This collection of stories, presented as an audio installation, is also available as a takeaway publication.
Testimony, whether legal or religious, is accepted as truth. By designating these personal narratives as 'testimony,' the work separates and protects them from ethical or tactical debates. Utilizing the legal construct of testimony also serves to present these personal narratives as factual and useful. Borrowing from the religious construct of testimony, the work compares the experience of political rupture with that of spiritual rapture or epiphany.