#Jailbeddrop is an extension of Justice LA's Jail Bed Drop project series, a creative intervention started by Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of Black Lives Matter, and Cecilia Sweet-Coll. For the first time since its inception in 2017, #Jailbeddrop has been reimagined into a full gallery exhibition.
The exhibition, June 4-6, 2020, will be SoLA Contemporary's first show as California reopens. All precautions to safely facilitate gallery walkthroughs (for press only) will be adhered to, as well as ensuring the exhibit, which incorporates workshops, talks and performances with live-streams on Instagram at @jailbeddrop and @solacontemporary.
Rooted in challenging our inherent notion between crime and punishment, #Jailbeddrop contextualized and facilitates a space to explore interpersonal accountability and reflect those values back on our "criminal justice system". The #Jailbeddrop signature performance consists of movement by Brianna Mims, and spoken word, by Bindhu Swaminathan, and explores concepts of vulnerability, agency, accountability, rest, touch and dignity apropos healing.