Inauguration Day Street Performance

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Inauguration Day Street Performance

January 20, 2017

Creative Direction: Kat Culture

Painting: Jacob Rafati & Kat Culture

Dancers: Johnny Nguyen & Roxanne Black

Music: Angela Lee


As a response to the Presidential inauguration of 2017, artists Jacob Rafati and Katie Williams staged a silent protest for Market Street in San Francisco. 

As throngs of protestors marched in the streets, Roxanne Black and Johnny Nguyen were enclosed in plexiglass cubes and slowly and methodically painted---stripe by stripe, until they were completely covered in the spirit of American nationalism.

This piece asks viewers what price we pay for blind nationalism? Whose voices are silenced, and what do we lose as a collective nation in that silencing?