©2017 by Matthieu Chapman


Beneath The Skin
(A Living Museum)

BENEATH THE SKIN was an art installation that served as a “living museum.” It attempted to subvert the epidermis of the colonizer by collecting and displaying representations of history as they happen, rather than allowing the victors to archive and display it after the fact to support their narratives of power. The museum was devised and constructed by students in theatre, dance, communications and interdisciplinary arts at the Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts at the University of Houston. It sought to engage the audience in discussions of cultural narratives, historical archives and power in the moment in which these things are being created.

Advised, Produced, and Curated by Matthieu Chapman and Justin Lucero.

Photos by Pin Lim.