Friday, October 20, 3:00 PM
Visual Arts Presentation Lab, SME 149

As part of the Provoking Change exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Department of Visual Arts, we welcome back alumnus Kip Fulbeck.

Artist, filmmaker, and spoken-word performer Kip Fulbeck traveled the U.S. photographing individuals and asking them to handwrite their response to the question, “What are you?” His multimedia performance weaves together these collected stories and images to explore sexuality, multiracial identity, and contemporary tattooing.

Fulbeck has been featured in the New York Times and on CNN, MTV, the TODAY Show, Voice of America, and National Public Radio. He is the author several books including Part Asian, 100% Hapa and Mixed: Portraits of Multiracial Kids. His latest exhibition, Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World, is currently showing at the Canterbury Museum in New Zealand. Fulbeck is a professor of Art at UCSB, where he is the recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award.