Disconsent: Pedagogy (2018)

4 channel digital video, 11:28min.


Participants:  Kevin Quiles Bonilla, Juliana Broad, Jeion Green, Aaron Madison

In this work, four of my former students relate a narrative to the camera telling of a time where they either consented or dissented in the context of school. Each student then re-tells the narrative of another, reversing the terms of consent and dissent. This reversal can range from replacing the terms used in the original narrative (for example, replacing "yes" with "no") to inventing new details of the narrative.  The 4 channel video is played on a continuous loop without marking which of the narratives is “original” or to whom they belong.