Above: Scenes from the creation of I Am My White Ancestors. Photo credits: Jim Skates, Joe Leitch, Anne Mavor
I Am My White Ancestors:
Claiming the Legacy of Oppression
An installation and community engagement project
Touring installation of thirteen life-size photographic self-portraits that explores European-American heritage, my family, and our role in the history of race, class, colonization, and genocide. The ancestors, real and imagined, span over 2000 years from the Celtic Iron Age to present day Portland, Oregon. The 7 ft x 5 ft portraits are printed on fabric panels and accompanied by audio diaries from the perspective of each ancestor. Partner organizations, congregations, and schools are invited to collaborate with the artist on programming that furthers their anti-racism and social justice goals.
Premieres September 26-October 28, 2016 at the Alexander Gallery, Clackamas Community College, Oregon City, Oregon.
Listen to Interview with Anne Mavor on KBOO Radio. Her 10 minutes are from -35:08 to -23:40. http://kboo.fm/media/49368-evening-news-042516