Autumn Knight performing Documents in Montreal, 2017.
Apr 04, 2019 - 7:30
Lower Level, Hood Classroom

Following her 2017 solo exhibition In Rehearsal, and on the occasion of the release of the exhibition’s catalog, New York-based performance artist Autumn Knight returns to KAM for Documents, a public reading of documentation that serves to authenticate and legitimize citizenship.

Sponsored in part by the School of Art + Design Visitors Committee, Dance at Illinois, Gender & Women's Studies at Illinois, and Krannert Art Museum.  Krannert Art Museum programs are made possible in part by a major grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

The reading is interactive in conversation with the audience, who together address embodied specificities of race, class, and gender to contest whether these categories accurately reflect the bodies they are meant to represent. Documents underlines how different audiences and relationships to power may influence this reading.