Race Cards is a constantly growing installation and archive, a room containing 1000 questions about race, written by Selina in three sittings across 24 hours one weekend in Edinburgh. You’re invited to read them all: on the condition that you answer one of them. Updates every 9 months, the work has toured across the world since 2015.
65. Are you black, or are you ‘new black’?
170. What is the long term psychological impact of white supremacy on people of colour?
220. My mum does not talk about race any more. It makes her uncomfortable, tired. Will this happen to me?
307. Why do people assume that racism will just passively die out if we wait long enough?
440. Are you angry?
541. Whatever happened to Kony 2012?
660. Who is more problematic – famous racist Nigel Farage, or the liberal journalist politely asking him questions?
720. When does it all end?
Race Cards has toured to Canada, Ireland, Germany, USA and across the UK.
This work is still open for bookings: please email [email protected] if you’d like to discuss how it could work in your space
Commissioned by Camden People’s Theatre and Leeds Library through Room 700.
With support from Buzzcut, Forest Fringe and Fierce FWD
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