In The Jumpsuit Project, Sherrill Roland's ongoing performance work, the artist seeks to challenge and further discussions around mass incarceration. While a graduate student, Roland was wrongfully convicted and spent over ten months in prison. Although eventually exonerated, his experiences with the justice system had a lasting effect on both his life and his artistic practice. During the performance Roland will wear an orange jumpsuit—a reminder of his prison uniform—and invite visitors into his "cell," a space that is roughly the size of his cell in prison. Visitors are encouraged to engage in conversation with Roland during the course of his performance.