Kriss Li creates films, installations, and encounters that investigate structures of power: the ways that these systems condition us despite our intentions and the hidden sites of possibility that we can exploit towards greater collective capacities. Kriss’s work is influenced by longstanding experience in community organizing, especially in prisoner solidarity work.
During their residency, Kriss plans to interview New York based abolitionist organizers and thinkers about the contemporary political context and strategies for decarceration. These discussions will lead to a multimedia resource that explores abolition through an expansive understanding of the prison system in its spatial, economic, and relational functions. This research will also complement Kriss’s ongoing film project The Year Without Walls, which portrays a near future where humans suddenly gain the ability to pass through walls and containment is no longer a possibility.