Max Guy / Muscat Table Read (Chicago)
Muscat Table Read (2021) by artist Max Guy
In this table read, a brief excerpt from Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun is adapted as a radio drama and broadcast via short-range radio from the art space 6018North.
The reading features a variety of Black people who ‘sound white’—or so they’ve unsolicitedly been told by strangers, colleagues, family, so-called friends.
Photographic portraits of the actors are included in the space, matted, and mounted within a single frame. Bio information of the voice actors is included as well, with additional text notes on the challenges of racist assumptions of dialect and diction.
BIO: Max Guy (1989, McAllen, Texas) is a multidisciplinary artist who works with paper, video, performance, assemblage, and installation. He uses appropriated material and deskilled working methods as a fast, ergonomic way of reflecting the world and filtering it through personal affects. Guy received a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art, and an MFA from the Department of Art, Theory and Practice at Northwestern University. His work has been exhibited in Chicago, nationally, and internationally.
Max grew up in New York City.