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Dread Scott | On the Impossibility of Freedom in a Country Founded on Slavery and Genocide

$2,500.00

Dread Scott makes revolutionary art to propel history forward.

On the Impossibility of Freedom in a Country Founded on Slavery and Genocide (2014) was a one time performance about the struggle for freedom.  The performance referenced the 1963 Civil Rights struggle in Birmingham Alabama in which the government used high-pressure water jets from fire hoses against non-violent protesters and bystanders in an effort to maintain segregation and legalized discrimination.  On the Impossibility of Freedom in a Country Founded on Slavery and Genocide featured Dread Scott engaging in a Sisyphean attempt to walk into the battering force of water jetting from a fire hose. The performance stands as a metaphor for violent crowd control tactics and the continued resistance of the individual. This piece also reflects on the present-day struggles against racism and for social equality, as those demonstrated by the protests and then the militarized police response across the nation.

Only one print of each is available.

“On the Impossibility of Freedom in a Country Founded on Slavery ad Genocide, performance still 1”, © 2014, pigment print, “22 x 30”

 “On the Impossibility of Freedom in a Country Founded on Slavery and Genocide, performance still 2”, © 2014, pigment print, “22 x 30”

 

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Dimensions 22 x 30 in