Octavia Butler's 2004 'Amnesty' explores a near future where humans, when confronted with intelligent and generous alien life, turn to destruction rather than collaboration out of fear of the unknown. Inspired by Butler's story, I worked with four performers to become the stranger-Community: super-curious, highly sensual, and sometimes a little angry. Performers included Ben LaMar Gay, Damon Locks, Jasmine Mendoza, and Crystal Sabbagh.
Amnesty 2.0 was performed one time only at the Art Institute of Chicago in 2019. All images courtesy of Ricardo Adame.