Theater 166, Spring 2021 || University of California, Berkeley
This class is a survey of BIPOC contemporary performance artists that
challenge and interrogate hegemony, race, class, gender, sexuality, and modes
of being. In this course, we focus on artists who engage both the museum and site
specific places in order to combat erasure and historical amnesia. We look at works that activate the body as a site-specific space. We examine the works of James Luna, Adrian Piper, David Hammons, Senga Nengudi, Maren Hassinger, Pope.L, Rafa Esparza, Yoko Ono, Wura Natasha Ogunji, and also prepare scores and communal research for students to create their own solo performances and interventions.
During the semester, students participated in weekly facilitated conversations led by Hinkle and also attended bi-weekly one on one consultations with Hinkle to discuss their concepts for the final project. Over the course of the semester, students each created one singular performance which they shared with their classmates for final presentation. This page serves as an archive of these student works created in the Spring 2021 course.