Erika Katrina Barbosa and I perform "this is what I call the light of god" at stARTup Art Fair, San Francisco's contemporary art fair for independent artists.
Our officers of peace are the idols of a power obsessed culture. It's title a direct quote from a police officer describing his weapon, "this is what I call the light of god" is a participatory performance ritual for an age of police violence. Found sound of real U.S. officers activated by motion sensors are embedded in the wombs of the performers: Our Ladies of Peace, vessels of the patriarchy, police brutality madonnas for the 21st century. This collaboration combines performance artist Allison Wyper's work with vulnerability and participation, with media artist Erika Barbosa's interrogation of police violence through the objects officers carry.