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arts​.codes (Melissa F. Clarke and Margaret Schedel): V.erses
Amendment X: Separation of Powers and Federalism

When we were devel­op­ing the con­cept for v.erses, we were par­tic­u­lar­ly struck by the final clause of the Tenth Amendment, which reads are reserved to the States respec­tive­ly, or to the peo­ple.” This unam­bigu­ous­ly reserved all non-delegated pow­er to its orig­i­nal source, the people.

Ryan Kuo: Father Figure
Amendment IX: Additional Fundamental Rights of People

The ques­tion for me is, how do you know your rights? Where does your mind go when it gets a hold of those rights? The Ninth is say­ing there’s a writ­ten space here on this piece of paper, and there’s an unwrit­ten space some­where beyond.

Danielle Isadora Butler: Evolving Standards of Decency
Amendment VIII: Excessive Bails, Fines, or Punishment

Justice is so often envi­sioned by the metaphor of scales and bal­ance. I’m mak­ing a gim­baled mar­ble labyrinth. The gim­bal allows for bal­ance, but it is set by the user. 

Broken Ghost (Arnab Chakravarty, Ian McNeely) + Moaw! (MeeNa Ko): Verbal Gymnastics
Amendment VII: Rights in Civil Cases

We basi­cal­ly kind of dou­bled down on this idea that the game had to have the per­for­mance of the truth at the core of it. So we elim­i­nat­ed the spo­ken poet­ry because in the per­for­mance of the truth the words don’t real­ly mat­ter at all.

Peter Bradley: NOMOLOGOS
Amendment VI: Rights of Defendants in Criminal Trial

The con­ceit is that you’re a ball of ink on the nation­al mall and you’re try­ing to get to the Supreme Courthouse in order to sort of argue your case. 

Shawn Pierre: ___ vs ___
Amendment V: Due Process, Self-Incrimination, Eminent Domain

I’m real­ly real­ly inter­est­ed in see­ing what hap­pens when two peo­ple who know each oth­er real­ly well start to play. Because the peo­ple you know well, you get to know their tells when they tell a lie, or at least maybe you think you do.

Vi Trinh: Cyber Soldiers in Cyber Houses
Amendment III: The Housing of Soldiers

What struck me first about the Third Amendment is that it’s the only part of the Constitution that deals direct­ly with the rela­tion­ship between the rights of indi­vid­u­als and the mil­i­tary in both peace and war.

Andy Malone: Standoff
Amendment II: The Right to Bear Arms

I was drawn to the con­cept of fin­ger guns as a metaphor. I also did­n’t want to use actu­al guns in this project. That was sort of a chal­lenge for myself, to not make this about shoot­ing things or make this about overt violence. 

Lexa Walsh: …Which By Their Very Utterance…
Amendment I: Freedom of Religion, Speech, Press, Assembly, Petition

I decid­ed to go to grad­u­ate school and got an MFA in art and social prac­tice. And came out with a way to col­lec­tive­ly describe my prac­tice, which is hos­pitable democ­ra­cy.” And I call it a plat­form for mul­ti­ple voic­es across pow­er struc­tures for peo­ple and objects.”

Latoya Peterson and Cherisse Datu: Contempt
Amendment IV: Unreasonable Search and Seizure, Warrants, Probable Cause

The name Contempt” came from this idea of all the emotions—especially from the death of Breonna Taylor—a lot of the con­tempt we felt for how the sit­u­a­tion was being treat­ed; con­tempt of the law, which many peo­ple of col­or are accused of; and just gen­er­al­ly we decid­ed that this project would be our own way of cop­ing with the trau­ma of that time and what does it means to be American, what does it mean to be a per­son of color. 

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