About Safe & Sound?is a documentary video installation by a collective of artists and community organizers in Portland, Oregon who are concerned the Portland Police Bureau's routine use of excessive force and other methods of intimidation. Using innovative video and audio presentation methods, Safe & Sound? tells stories about police brutality and resistance to police brutality in the Portland community. Safe & Sound? foregrounds interviews with Portland community members including family members of individuals killed by police, survivors of police brutality, and community members who speak out against police violence. Safe & Sound? is funded by a Community Participation Grant from the Regional Arts & Culture Council.
Safe & Sound? is a collaborative effort produced by Julie Perini, Assistant Professor of Art at Portland State University; Jodi Darby, Youth Media Coordinator at Portland Community Media; Erin Yanke, Program Director at KBOO Community Radio; and Amelia Cates, teacher at Martin Luther King Jr. School. Christopher Hamann and Ian Wallace have also made contributions to the project. http://safesound.virb.com