January 24 – January 26, 2014
By M. Lamar
Out of the constant violent and sexualized surveillance of the black male body, plantation overseer, the NBA, stop and frisk, prisons etc emerge M. Lamar’s new music theater piece for countertenor and piano Surveillance Punishment and the Black Psyche. Utilizing multiple live and prerecorded camera feeds, this plantation fantasy explores surveillance from the point of view of a black man condemned to death for the murder of his male overseer with whom he has fallen in love. Surveillance plunges the deepest darkest depths of interracial desire and an our interracial culture from the watch tower to the to the psyche of the black man being watched .