Artist Statement Sin Huellas Artist Collective Statement Sin Huellas is an artist collective composed of Mexican, Chicana/o, and American artists and activists formed to explore issues of borders, migration, detention, and deportation in the Houston, TX area. As a collective, it seeks to flirt with the tentacles of the state. This is what we see: long, straight corridors connecting multiple deportation cells, glass windows intercut with steel to ensure a sturdiness that no family member can break. This is what we hear: loud conversations in visitation rooms that rip families apart, lawyers talking to clients in split-tongue languages, deportation officers telling border lies. This is what we know: in this deportation machine, our families are designed to either break like humans or survive like commodities--never to be quite fully free.
East End, Houston, Texas