Bars and Gates: COPY+PASTE+DELETE - Envisioning Justice RE:ACTION

Layer One: Bars & Gates EP (2021)

Listen to this original EP created by Antonio (aka Toni Picasso), which explores themes around mass incarceration in his hometown of Decatur, IL.

Layer Three: Bars & Gates Documentary

Antonio speaks in greater depth about the Bars & Gates project and his goals for the work in this 13-minute documentary.

Antonio Burton

Antonio Burton's Bars & Gates: COPY+PASTE+DELETE works to spark dialogue about the impacts of mass incarceration on residents of Decatur, Illinois. In three layers — a six-song EP, a collection of original paintings, and a documentary — Burton examines the question: "Could you see a world without prisons?" Bars & Gates takes up this question through a variety of media, interrogating the impacts of incarceration on those who are incarcerated and those left behind — particularly children.

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