Sharon Hayes (born in 1970 in Baltimore) lives and works in Philadelphia. With a background in journalism and anthropology, she came to New York’s experimental theatre scene in the early 1990s. Hayes mines the power of the spoken word in works ranging from entirely personal address to agitation on urgent social issues. In her performances, photographs and sound and video pieces, she relocates private speech to the public sphere. A central aspect of her work is the relationship between language, history, and politics. Hayes is currently one of the most influential politically and socially committed artists in the USA.
Authors: Sharon Hayes, Lena Essling
Editor: Lena Essling
Language: Swedish/English (bilingual edition)
Graphic design: Maja Kölqvist
Format: 17 x 23.5 cm
Images: ca. 60