Join Us At NW TONIGHT for a “Transaction Denied” Opening Reception
Join us at our NW Center tonight from 5:30 – 9 p.m. Tickets are FREE and can be obtained here
Bread for the City presents Transaction Denied, a multimedia art installation that tells the story of thousands of people seeking help paying for food and the broken and unjust system they encounter in our nation’s capitol.
After its debut earlier this year, Transaction Denied now moves to the home of one of DC’s most important anti-poverty organizations, Bread for the City, which played a critical role in the lawsuit that inspired this piece. Art and advocacy come together in this collaboration in pursuit of upending injustice and the systems that perpetuate poverty here in DC and across the country.
Please join us for the opening reception at Bread for the City’s offices, where the piece will be on display from September 12 – 31, 2019.
About Transaction Denied
Reflecting on a lawsuit over a troubled $50 million computer upgrade to DC’s food assistance program (also known as SNAP) that left thousands without access to their benefits,Transaction Denied is a hands-on interactive work that invites us to ask our government and and our society to do better by our people.
The piece pairs cascades of familiar objects, like receipts and manila folders, with audio of human stories lost amidst systemic failures. The result is an immersive experience that calls into question how much we scrutinize people struggling to put food on their tables, and how little we understand about how our government is failing them.
To read more about Transaction Denied, check out this City Lab article.