Keith M. Francis

when I grow up...

crisis

requiem for peace

capitalisms exploitations

the abduction

fruit of the
poisonous tree

welcome!

Fruit of the poisonous tree is a legal metaphor in the United States used to describe evidence that is obtained illegally. The logic of the terminology is that if the source
(the “tree”) of the evidence or evidence itself is tainted, then anything gained (the “fruit”) from it is tainted as well. We are living in a perilous time in which law enforcement and public trust is eroding. Last month Alton Sterling and Philando Castile deaths involving police officers, the police officers who were murdered in Dallas, Texas, shows the
serious problems that must be addressed as a nation. The complexities which involve race, religion, sex, socioeconomic has manifested in the past few years. A pervasive
lack of trust between law enforcement and the public has become evident.

 

Fruit of the Poisonous Tree, 2016, is a conceptual installation created by Keith M. Francis, 1st Year MFA Low-Res candidate, that looks to facilitate a dialogue within
the MassArt community and beyond about our experiences with law enforcement and fostering a larger conversation moving forward.  I have no answers to solve this
endemic problem, starting a dialogue is a first step in finding a remedy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fruit of the Poisonous Tree

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August  2016

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Lights, 4-channel audio surround sound, Arduinos, motion detector, drawings on walls

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Installation exhibition

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Contemporary Art

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Data

Context

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