Opposition Camp


Antonia Wright in collaboration with Ruben Millares, Opposition Camp, 2021, 12 crowd-control steel barricades, LED Lights, Public art commission curated by Lance Fung, Installation image at Art Kiosk, Redwood City, CA

Opposition Camp is a large-scale light sculpture that defends people’s right to peacefully protest by using the barricade as a symbol of global resistance. Antonia Wright and Ruben Millares replicate an image taken from the Pro-Democracy Protests in Hong Kong, where protestors subverted the use of barricades, set out by police, and repurposed them to create an insurgent structure for their own protection. For Opposition Camp, 12 crowd-control barricades with LED lights are bound together in a disorderly composition to represent acts of resistance.