(DIS)FIGURATIONS: A Performative Lecture by lauren woods

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Henry Art Gallery (map) University District
Sat Dec 2, 1-2:30 pm

Jonathan Vanderweit

Dallas-based lauren woods presents herself as a kind of anti-ethnographer, combining installations, site-specific interventions, lectures, and performances to connect her own subjective history as a black woman and artist to the larger, tortured story of racist cruelty in the United States—which lingers in the spaces we inhabit. One example: Drinking Fountain #1 memorializes the civil rights movement on a spot where a "whites-only" sign was recently unearthed. In this talk at the Henry, in conjunction with her video piece (S)Port of San Francisco, she will address the path of her own work in a "letter to herself" as she deconstructs white conceptions of race. Her intellectual self-awareness and her interest in how language limits experience invite the audience to examine their own subjectivities.

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Henry Art Gallery

15th Ave NE and NE 41st St, Seattle, WA 98195
Hours: Wed-Sun

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  • Wed-Sun
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  • Sat Dec 2, 1-2:30 pm
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