Lauren Woods

“I feel compelled now more than ever to “make it plain” – to speak more directly, boldly, and [be] overtly provocative, to name “the thing” [white supremacy] every chance that I can.”
 
Lauren Woods’ projects engage history while contemplating the socio-politics of the present. Challenging the tradition of documentary and ethnography as objective, she creates ethno-fictive documents that investigate invisible dynamics in society, remix memory, and imagine other possibilities. Lauren’s current work American Monument prompts consideration of cultural circumstances under which African-Americans lose their lives to police brutality.