In A Study in Rhyme & Song: Ten Little Indians, Woods surveys the performance of identity as a form of social terrorism through the lens of children's rhymes and songs. The sound installation offers a critical perspective on notions of progress, of living in a post-racial nation, and of identity-based politics. Pulling from the Minstrel show tunes "Ten Little Nigger Boys" and "Ten Little Injuns," A Study in Rhyme & Song: Ten Little Indians confronts the history of media representation in education and entertainment utilized in the late 19th to mid 20th centuries.
Exhibition runs through August 5, 2017. Visit themissionprojects for more information and gallery hours.