Henry Auditorium
Saturday, December 2, 2017, 1:00 – 2:30 PM
(DIS)FIGURATIONS: A Performative Lecture by lauren woods

In this performative artist lecture, lauren woods probes the construction of race in the white imaginary. A meditation on her lived experience as an artist, mother, and Black woman, this lecture is structured as a letter to herself and dissects the way language circumscribes subjectivity.


This program is presented in conversation with woods’ video (S)Port of San Francisco (2006), which is on view in the exhibition The Time. The Place. In this video, woods casts the gaze of her camera on a crowd of spectators who are watching a group of street performers at the Port of San Francisco, shifting the relationship and power dynamic between the viewer and viewed. Through this lecture, woods will trace the “ethno-fictive” impulse in her work, and her ongoing engagement with the dominant ideologies of “the black body” as a platform to by which to examine the self-disfiguration of white psyche.  


 $12 General Admission; $6 Students, UW Faculty & Staff, and Seniors; Free for Members. Museum admission included with this program. 

While ticket sales provide valuable support for Henry programming, we do not want to turn anyone away for lack of funds. A number of free tickets are available with pre-registration. 

General Admission
Students, UW Faculty & Staff, and Seniors
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