Our White Friend

Colin Poole, Simon Ellis

Research output: Practice-Based and Non-textual ResearchPerformance

Abstract

Tim Wise is an American authority on white racism. Through public lectures and books he educates white audiences to recognise and be responsible for their race-based privileges. We are interested in Wise’s craft in public speaking, his authority on race, and what might happen if we were to imagine that he is an artist. How might this proposition enable us to test the limits of Wise's practice as public speaker and white ambassador? Whose voices count in this debate, and whose faces are acceptable?
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 21 May 2016
EventWhat Remains: Anatomy of an Artist at Independent Dance - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 21 May 201622 May 2016

Bibliographical note

This online video of the performance requires a password: babyman.
This performance was given at What Remains: Anatomy of an Artist at Independent Dance in London, 21 and 22 May 2016.
Format: Video
Extent: 38:49
Pieces: 1

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    Poole, C. (Author), & Ellis, S. (Author). (2016). Our White Friend. Performance, Retrieved from https://vimeo.com/179965743