Artist Dread Scott, in conversation with Visible curator Carolina Lio, revisited this project about freedom and emancipation, discussing connections between American past and present. watch
In this video, Dread Scott revisits with us the project Slave Rebellion Reenactment, a community engaged performance reenacting the biggest rebellion of enslaved people in American history, in 1811. The reenactment took place in November 2019, with hundreds of people from the black community marching for about 24 miles over 2 days along the River Parishes and in New Orleans through the lands that used to be sugar and cotton plantations and ending in a public celebration in the historical landmark Congo Square.
A symbol of freedom and emancipation, the reenactment of this historical event opens a discussion about the connections between American past and present.
Thanks to Visible, Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto and Fondazione Zegna
Image 1, screenshot of the video with Dread Scott's portrait