June 2013, UC Davis
The Wreck was a collaborative performance event instigated by MFA graduate m.a. brooks, Hien Huynh, Alyssa Burton and myself. It investigates the intersections of post racial and environmental crisis and is part of m.a.’s ongoing Improvising While Black project which examines how African Americans use improvisation as a tool for survival.
Within this process I asked “what does it do to rest in the hull of of the slave ship?”
How am I as a white Canadian living in the US always already in relation to the slave ship? How does whiteness blind me?
Where do my own privileges rest in relation to this collaboration?

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