I-140 tells the story of inequality, civil rights and immigration policies towards same sex couples prior to the legalization of gay marriage in 2015. Using Hibbert-Jones and Talisman’s own situation as subject the artists held handmade signs on freeways up and down California as cars drove by, describing their $40,000, seven-year struggle to keep Talisman legally in the US. Exhibited in museums and galleries as installations: video, photographic prints and hand painted signs, the work circulated on same-sex advocacy sites and news blogs internationally.
Exhibited/screened: San Jose ICA
Total running time: 25 mins
Worth Ryder Gallery, UC Berkeley, CA
Press: Artillery, volume 5, issue 5 (6-7/11)
Directed and Produced: Dee Hibbert-Jones & Nomi Talisman