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Sasha Phyars-Burgess: HAIL MARY // UNTITLED AND YET TO BE DETERMINED, 41.8949° N, 87.7654° W (AUSTIN)

HAIL MARY // UNTITLED AND YET TO BE DETERMINED, 41.8949° N, 87.7654° W (AUSTIN) is a photographic and video lament on race, class, and space in one of Chicago’s westernmost neighborhoods – Austin. Beginning in the late 1960s Austin experienced dramatic demographic changes due to white flight and economic disinvestment. Through a mixture of straight photographs, in-camera aberrations, developmental mistakes, and recorded footage, the work aims to center the subjectivity of these residents.

GERALD,MAE SUITES, AUSTIN, CHICAGO, 2019, SashaPhyars-Burgess. Image courtesy of Roman Susan Art Foundation.