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 ArtDiscussions 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. Best, Dread dreadscott.net
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