Republic : collaboration with Barber

I remained still, voiceless, and my face censored by a René Magritte inspired balloon mask as Barber spoke and dropped bricks made of African soil at our feet. We were interested in exploding the struggle we have with our identities: his as a black American man and mine as a white American woman. We wanted to embody our personal battles and our momentum forward. 

Performance curated by Esther Baker-Tarpaga at the Englert Theatre in Iowa City, IA : 2014

 

Images by Derek Blackman