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is it ok for me to be here

Materials: Tobacco sticks, tobacco leaves, text, muslin, projected images, audio, quilted satin, beeswax, twine, wood, glass, crow feathers, caution tape. Dimensions: Overall, 40 x 35

Is It Ok For Me To Be Here, Fables From The Contemporary South is an interactive installation
with a fabricated wood and fabric structure at the center surrounded by long sheets of suspended paper text,
collected stories about living in the south. Particularly, people were asked to describe a situation or place
in which you wondered if it was ok for you to be there. Along the walls are projected images common to
our southern landscape and quilted crow feathers and masks referencing crow augury.
The audio is taken from an historic 1860s song "Jump Jim Crow."






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