Cecelia Chapman

Apprehension: Political Prisoners At Large

Assata and Dangerous
I am a 20th century escaped slave. Because of government persecution, I was left with no other choice than to flee from the political repression, racism and violence that dominate the US government’s policy towards people of color.
Assata Shakur—2014, An Open Letter from Cuba

I am your Spy
Come and see for yourselves. Lighten my burden. Stop the train.
Get off the train. The next stop — nuclear disaster. The next book,
the next machine. No. There is no such thing.
Mordechai Vanunu—1987, Ashkelon Prison

Long Walk
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
Nelson Mandela—1995, A Long Walk to Freedom

The Only Freedom
It is man’s vision of a world fit for rational, civilized humanity which leads him to dare and to suffer to build societies free from want and fear. Concepts such as truth, justice and compassion cannot be dismissed as trite when these are often the only bulwarks which stand against ruthless power.
Aung San Suu Kyi—1991, Acceptance Speech,1990 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought

Cecelia Chapman is a visual artist working in video and text. Her usual subjects of investigation are the image, perception, and the media. She lives a few miles south of San Francisco.
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