Dread Scott, FF Alumn, at Revolution Books, Manhattan,

 Dread Scott, FF Alumn, at Revolution Books, Manhattan, June 4

In October my performance Dread Scott: Decision premiered at BAM as part of
the 30th anniversary Next Wave Festival. I will be discussing this work on
Tuesday June 4, 7pm at Revolution Books in NYC. Andy Zee, spokesperson for
Revolution Books will discuss the project with me.
The performance was a visceral look at American democracy's foundation in
slavery. In the artwork, nude Black men were controlled by live German
Shepherd dogs while I read the text of the 1857 Supreme Court "Dred Scott
decision," which read in part, that Black people were "so far inferior, that
they had no rights which the white man was bound to respect." The audience
was an integral element of the performance and had to walk through the line
of Black men to get to a voting booth where they faced an ethical question
related to the legacy of slavery.
I will show video footage of the performance. I will be joined in
conversation by director Mallory Catlett, and performers Lawrence Graham
Brown and Roc Belizaire who performed the piece with me.
This conversation will be the first of a new Revolution Books series hosted
by Andy Zee: "A Culture of Revolt... Revolutionary Art—Discussions on
Creating a Liberating Culture."
Suggested donation $5, to support Revolution Books.
Tuesday June 4, 7pm 
Revolution Books 
146 W. 26th Street (between 6th & 7th Ave.) 
New York, NY 
more info: 212-691-3345
If you are in NYC, I hope to see you at the talk.

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