Dread Scott Decision will look at the contradiction of a country
that was ostensibly founded on democracy but that also has slavery
woven into its founding document. It will also explore decisions
that the audience members make within this society.
Revolution and communism, and helping humanity to create a world
without exploitation and oppression.
My art is inspired by:
An understanding that the world doesn’t have to be the way that it
is. We don’t have to live in a world where a tiny handful of people
control the great wealth and knowledge that humanity as a whole has
Performance art in 2012 means:
That a key focus of the art is on the audience and their
relationship with the performer, not on narrative.
I am propelling history forward by:
Making art that pulls no punches. I spit in the face of capitalism
and other sacred cows and get audiences to lose more of their faith
Revolutionary art is:
Art that enables an audience to confront and question the cohering
norms of this society, and to recognize that this system is neither
permanent nor eternal and could be radically different.
Martha Wilson is a feminist performance artist who explores
female subjectivity through role-playing, costume transformation,
and impersonating other people.
Dread Scott makes revolutionary and, at times, controversial art
in a range of media including installation, photography, screen
printing, video, and performance.