In the Shadow of Dixie

On August 10, 2018, I began staging interventions on Confederate monuments in eight locations across Georgia that I once

called home; Athens, Augusta, Louisville, Kennesaw, Cherokee County, Decatur, Stone Mountain, and Columbus. 

 

Each structure remains protected by state law. The initial performances consisted of sitting in each monument’s shadow while handwriting a series of custom-designed postcards. These cards were sent to every politician with jurisdiction over each public space urging them to reconsider the law.

 

The documentation of In the Shadow of Dixie has become its own intervention and form of resistance. Constructed into multimedia installations that illuminate, inform, and call their audiences to action, these works draw attention to the role Southern women played in organizing and funding those monuments. 

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