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THE DIRT PALACE
After Spirit: Channara Tom “Philly” Pheap; Community Conversation and Memorial
VUTHY LAY & VICTORIA XU
After Spirit: Channara Tom “Philly” Pheap, is an altar composed of offerings accumulated from family, friends, and community members over the course of 1,111 days. A place created for his loved ones to reclaim Channara’s memory after he was murdered by the Knoxville Police Department. The installation in the Storefront Window Gallery features a series of interviews, framed photographs and public shrines that invites others who have lost their own to state violence to also share with the public and learn about his story.
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