Complicit: A performance by Julianne Clark

Date: 
Friday, December 1, 2017 - 7:00pm

For a graduate research project through the Cultural Responses to War course at the University of Tulsa, local artist Julianne Clark will respond to images and documents from before and after the 1921 Race Massacre in Tulsa through an interactive, improvisational performance. The work will compel viewers to reflect upon white complacency with or complicity in violence against African American bodies. Through the performance, Clark will question a legacy of racism that is specific to the white female, who historically often looked on as violence occurred, but who were sometimes directly and actively involved. As well, she will confront her own ties to a racist society as a white woman from Tulsa. All images utilized in the performance are courtesy of Special Collections at the University of Tulsa, the Tulsa Historical Society, and the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

This performance will occur during Living Arts' First Friday opening and is free to attend.