THE GREAT WHITE WAY, 22 MILES, 9 YEARS, 1 STREET
To be on the ground, to be horizontal in a „vertical society“, to crawl in the filth of the street: it is with this simple, yet imposing gesture that William Pope L.'s Crawl performances operate as a symbolic analogy to the conditions of class difference. Departing from the standpoint that racism is not an outcome of race, but race one of racism, the work of Pope L., who also calls himself „the friendliest black artist of America“, hauls ideological constructions of 'whiteness' and 'blackness' into the larger arena of social class and its signifiers.
Production: N/A. Producer: N/A. Length: 5 min.