Andie Flores & Sam Lavigne

Andi & Sam collaborated in conjunction with The Museum of Human Achievement to realize the work shared here in Fusebox’s The It’s NOT Fair.

TitleThe APD Decruitment Initiative

Mediumsingle-channel video, prints

Description of the projectThe APD Decruitment Initiative is a multi-part public service campaign that aims to prevent potential recruits from joining the Austin Police Department, and to convince existing police officers to quit their jobs.

Bio (Andie)andie flores (she/her) is a performance artist, comedian, and writer who uses embarrassment as a medium for investigating hyper, almost obsessive, visibility in a racialized body.

Bio (Sam): Sam Lavigne is an artist and educator whose work deals with data, surveillance, cops, natural language processing, and automation. He has exhibited work at Lincoln Center, SFMOMA, Pioneer Works, DIS, Ars Electronica, The New Museum, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and his work has been covered in the New Yorker, the Washington Post, the Guardian, Motherboard, Wired, the Atlantic, Forbes, NPR, the San Francisco Chronicle, the World Almanac, the Ellen Degeneres Show and elsewhere.

He has taught at ITP/NYU, The New School, and the School for Poetic Computation, and was formerly Magic Grant fellow at the Brown Institute at Columbia University, and Special Projects editor at the New Inquiry Magazine. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Design at UT Austin.

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