Dread Scott’s performance responded to the murder of Michael Brown, through his 2014 performance On the Possibility of Freedom in a Country Founded on Slavery and Genocide.
In this performance he walks alone into the full-force spray of a fire hose, trying to progress forward, literally and symbolically.
Scott’s past performance work has been highly critical of American injustices as perpetrated by the U.S. government. In 1989, he drew attention with his burning of the American flag at the entrance of the U.S. Capitol Building. However constructive the range of critical gestures he has made have been, he has proven to be an artist who, with headlong confidence, questions the dominant institutions where he sees fault.