ACTIVATION BY CAROL ZOU
Moto Tecnica, Little Tokyo Service Center (locations for pop-up sites)
The Official Unofficial Motorcycle Voting Station, MOTO VOTO‘s first project, was a collaboration with artist Aram Han Sifuentes to raise awareness about and critique voter disenfranchisement. Anyone was able to cast a symbolic vote in this motorcycle voting station in which a motorcycle top box becomes a ballot box. The Official Unofficial Motorcycle Voting Station popped up in various public spaces around Los Angeles (with hand sanitizer!) from September 2020 through Election Day, November 3, 2020. Pop-up sites: Ascot Hills Park, Moto Tecnica, Elysian Park, Terasaki Budokan.
Photos by Carol Zou
Video by Maya Santos
Carol Zou facilitates creative social change projects with a focus on racial justice, informal labor, and public space. She is a reproductive laborer, insofar as joy, connection, creativity, social change, and being the “cool aunt” constitutes reproductive labor. Current and past affiliations include: Yarn Bombing Los Angeles, Michelada Think Tank, Trans.lation Vickery Meadow, Project Row Houses with the University of Houston, Asian Arts Initiative, American Monument, Imagining America, US Department of Arts and Culture, Spa Embassy, and Enterprise Community Partners with Little Tokyo Service Center. She believes that we are most free when we help others get free.