I Am Black: (you have to be willing to not know)

I Am Black: (you have to be willing to not know)
By Thomas F. DeFrantz

Contemporary black performance is saturated with experience and complexities that evade easy affiliations or knowings. In his dialogic manifesto-lecture-performance, “I Am Black: (you have to be willing to not know),” Thomas F. DeFrantz offers strategies for acknowledging how artists of color and their collaborating audiences of color operate in several keys simultaneously but are inevitably compelled to reduce their work and experience to the unknowable, shameful category of “race.” 

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