"The Now"

one hour


Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit

"The Now" was performed at the MSU Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum and at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. The first part of the performance consisted of me using my voice and bodily gestures to struggle to say the word “America.” In the second portion, students or local artists join in with spoken word to articulate their vision of what America is. The last part of the performance included me asking the audience to participate with their thoughts on the same word, eventually turning the performance arena into a roundtable discussion. "The Now" shifts perspective from the singular to the collective voice, and places emphasis on the act of conversation as an artistic and political act.

Photographs and video courtesy of Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.