Presorted, second class - MyLoan Dinh

Presorted, second class - Myloan Dinh

 

Presorted, second class (detail) - MyLoan Dinh  Presorted, second class (installed) - MyLoan Dinh

 

Presorted, second class, 2020
Eggshells and acrylic on paper envelopes
3.5" x 5” each, 6 envelopes


As acts of ethnic, racial and economic exclusion continue to rise, Presorted, second class raises questions about identity, belonging and the value of black and brown bodies as commodities. How are we separated into first class citizens and acceptable immigrants vs. second class citizens and undesired immigrants? The envelopes refer to the continued deportation of black and brown bodied immigrants. Written next to the envelopes is the message “return to sender.”