Root Shock, Obsidian Arts, Minneapolis, 2008
What causes root shock? Who imposes root shock? Who survives it? What happens to cultural, moral, physical, spiritual, economic, social, psychological roots?
Inspired by Dr. Mindy Thompson Fullilove’s book "Root Shock: How Tearing Up City Neighborhoods Hurts America And What We Can Do About it", Obsidian Arts presents a show (curated by Marlina Gonzalez) around the concept of the not-so-random acts of social dismemberment and transplantations imposed on any culture perceived as “the other’.