Grant Summary
Support for research trips to New Orleans and Charlotte to develop Slave Rebellion Reenactment, a restaging and reinterpreting of Louisiana’s German Coast Uprising of 1811.
Artist Statement
I make revolutionary art to propel history forward. This is a world where a tiny handful of people control the wealth and knowledge humanity as a whole has created. It is a world of profound polarization, exploitation, and suffering. Billions are excluded from intellectual development and full participation in society. It does not have to be this way, and my art is part of forging a radically different world. I work in a range of media: performance, installation, photography, and video. The thread that connects my work is an engagement with significant social questions confronting humanity and a desire to push formal boundaries.
  • Slave Rebellion Reenactment , Dread Scott Courtesy of the artist.

  • Dread Scott: Decision , Dread Scott Courtesy of the artist.