Ghost Light Performance: Joe's Barbershop


2 pm Saturday, April 1
Free admission


The exhibition Ghost Light will bring personal histories and race front and center through this second of three live performances. Pinder will document these performances with video and audio recordings for inclusion in the Ghost Light multi-media installation. 


Joe's Barbershop:
De-mystifying the allure of ‘the black barbershop’, Pinder has created an installation centered on a solitary barber’s chair; a metaphor for the daily interactions that take place in Joe McLemore’s Davenport barbershop. The mixed media installation documents the intimate exchanges of an intergenerational community that assembles daily for grooming. Reflecting upon this traditional and, in many ways, uniquely American ritual, the Pinder has gathered a cross-section of artifacts and ephemera that reflect the collective concerns, ambitions and spirit of the community. 

Mr. McLemore’s performance is scheduled for Saturday April 1 beginning at 2:00 PM in the afternoon. During the performance Mr. McLemore will cut hair in the museum sharing his thoughts and philosophies about being black in the Midwest.


Upcoming performance:
The Conversation • Friday, May 5

Image courtesy of the artist