February 29, 2020 2-4pm
Part of SOUND OFF: Silence + Resistance, LACE’s fifth Emerging Curator Exhibition, curated by Abigail Raphael Collins.
In Zora Neale Hurston’s anthropological collection, Mules and Men (1935) she writes, “[t]he Negro in spite of his open faced laughter, his seeming acquiescence, is particularly evasive […] All right, I’ll set something outside the door of my mind from him to play with and handle. He can read my writing but he sho’ can’t read my mind.”
This workshop will explore historical and contemporary examples of evasiveness as counter-surveillance through a short lecture followed by a collective performance with participants.
Image: Kameelah Janan Rasheed. Unto Itself, 2017 Monoprints, photographs, xerox copies, archival inkjet prints, text