A Walk, a Question, and Missives from the West Coast. Video Dispatch.

This art-based narrative inquiry sought to navigate a question posed in the call for the Performing the World Conference held in New York City in the fall of 2016.
The conference invited presenters to respond to the question: Can We Perform Our Way to Power? This question was inspired by the growing appreciation for performance as an alternative to knowing in human development and social justice issues. The question itself however became a point-of-departure for a narrative walk and reflection into the possible understandings of performance as performance relates to power and place. The video unpacks this troublesome question in the light of in-depth interviews and research conducted for The Art for Social Change Research Project.

Fraser, P., Harrison, F. & Fels, L. (2017) Studies in Social JusticeĀ (Visual Research and Social Justice) Volume 11, Issue 2.