The artists represented different generations and genders. Their perspectives on black artists and their art was diverse and insightful. Audience participation was also good and engaging. The question and answer period was lively.
It was an amazing lecture discussion. Unfortunately, there were too many students in the room that did not have an understanding of time based, performance vernacular. This lack of understanding made the Question and Answer session really basic and accusatory of the performer. However, I think that Pope.L did a great job at redirecting the confused energy in the room and would love to see him come back to MICA again to facilitate another workshop on performance studies, race, and class.