Colin, Simon and I

WHAT Remains 2016
Our White Friend

Tim Wise is an American authority on white racism. Through public lectures and books he educates white audiences to recognise and be responsible for their race-based privileges. We are interested in Wise’s craft in public speaking, his authority on race, and what might happen if we were to imagine that he is an artist. How might this proposition enable us to test the limits of Wise's practice as public speaker and white ambassador? Whose voices count in this debate, and whose faces are acceptable?

Our White Friend

Biography

Colin, Simon and I
We are Colin Poole (UK) and Simon Ellis (NZ), two independent contemporary dance artists whom together form the performance duo Colin, Simon and I. We choreograph and perform dance that explores male friendship, power and responsibility. Our previous work includes Because We Care (2012), A Separation (2014), the performance presentation Silence (2014) and book chapter Collaboration, Violence and Difference (in Žižek and Performance ). In 2014 A Separation was selected for Aerowaves, toured to Cyprus, and this year will be presented in Luxembourg at the Hate Festival.


Colin, Simon and I