Witness, 1956

Witness, 1956 is an abstracted map of the University of Alabama campus, marking the violent protests which took place during the first attempt at racial integration at the school. The only named physical landmark on the map is a live oak tree. The other locations on the map are indicated only by the events that transpired there, and a date. Witness, 1956 is a physical retracing of history, linking the past to the present.

The structure is a french-fold, a single piece of paper folded 2 times across the horizontal and vertical axis.

Letterpress on handmade paper with photopolymer type. 8″ x10″, unfolded. Edition of 60. 2007
Collected by:
University of Washington, Special Collections
Wesleyan University, Olin library, Special collections