Corporate capture is invisible by design – we are changing that.
The Capitol, Inc. Campaign features four art installations placed at historical landmarks around Washington D.C. that can only be viewed through the ICAR AR app. Each installation exposes the issue of corporate capture where companies abuse their power and manipulate policy in their favor. The issues covered within the campaign are the disastrous impacts of the oil & gas industry, abuses against workers in the agricultural industry, the horrors of private prisons and the stories of Indigenous peoples’ removed from American History.
Through Capitol, Inc., we aim to bring to the people an experience that shows how corporate abuse of power is designed to operate behind the shadows. Our campaign reveals how corporate abuse of power hides behind well-oiled political machines, legacies of industry power-houses trading secrets for positions of power and dark money.
Join us in the fight against corporate capture – Experience the truth for yourself.
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Capitol Inc Art Installations
- His X Mark by Emma Robbins
- Las Manos de Mis Padres by Alfredo Salazar-Caro
- Slavery: The Prison Industrial Complex by Keith Calhoun & Chandra McCormick
- WHAT OCTAVIA E. BUTLER SAW WHEN SHE LANDED ON THE SITE by Stacy Lynn Waddell
His X Mark by Emma Robbins
The U.S. government signed 370 treaties with numerous Indigenous nations and leaders, but over the years have broken many of those agreements. Diné Artist and Activist, Robbins, uses her piece to link the exploitation of Indigenous land and peoples to the violation of treaties. The government turns a blind eye to the corporations mining on Indigenous land undermining the sovereignty of Indigenous communities across America.
Las Manos de Mis Padres by Alfredo Salazar-Caro
Big money and corporate power dictate how agricultural workers are treated, how our food is grown, whether family farmers are able to earn a living, and whether rural communities thrive or decline. Digital Artist and Creator, Alfredo Salazar-Caro, uses his art piece to touch on corporate capture in big agribusiness. It reveals how agricultural industry powerhouses prioritize corporate profit at the expense of worker's rights, food safety and the environment.
Slavery: The Prison Industrial Complex by Keith Calhoun & Chandra McCormick
From the bail bond industry and healthcare providers to companies that sell our government surveillance and monitoring tools, private corporations are involved in nearly every aspect of our criminal justice and immigration systems. This installation is documented by the husband and wife photography team, Keith Calhoun and Chandra McCormick. This art piece serves as a historical record of the cruel conditions in Louisiana's most notorious prison, Angola State Penitentiary.
WHAT OCTAVIA E. BUTLER SAW WHEN SHE LANDED ON THE SITE by Stacy Lynn Waddell
The climate crisis we are currently facing is largely a product of the notoriously profit-hungry fossil fuel industry. They knew about the climate risks 60 years ago and spent billions to cover up the truth, all to protect their profits. Artist Stacy Lynn Waddell tackles global warming as she throws a digital security blanket over the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool.