A Counter Monument FUBU

Performance Documentation

In this durational performance, artist Becci Davis attempted to repair the ancestral wounds of American history, through a series of deliberate gestures. These ruptures are incurred through the continued presence of Confederate monuments in her home state and absence of public sites to make amends for the exploitation, mistreatment, and erasure of local enslaved populations. The artist held space in the Museum to embroider sets of handmade napkins with text documenting the origin of several Confederate monuments she encountered in Georgia while working on her project titled, In the Shadow of Dixie. These table linens reference the legacy and intimacy of inherited racism, as well as, the domestic spaces for entertaining in which the monuments were largely organized. This labor is also intended to honor the lives, work, and lost stories of enslaved peoples of the African Diaspora. Photography by Nafis White.