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Everything After: Opossum Impressions

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03 Dec, 2015

Everything After: Opossum Impressions


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Opossum Impressions

Why are sexual assault trainings likening survivors to opossums?

“Playing dead” as (un)successful metaphor to explain why people don’t fight back

In response to the phenomena of opossums appearing in campus Title IX meetings, Lark is creating a natural history museum-style exhibition with three life-size opossums in the BCNM Commons window. Digital plaques shift between description of opossums and survivors, pointing to ways the comparison is both useful and problematic.

This installation is part of Everything After, which is an artistic investigation of the social, cultural, and institutional response to sexual violence. The project is a long-term, multi-faceted collaboration between Lark Buckingham and Jadelnn Stahl.





@ BCNM Commons- 340 Moffitt

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Lark Buckingham is a filmmaker, critical designer, and MFA student at UC Berkeley. Using humor within a critical queer framework, Lark tackles subjects as diverse as digical privacy, compulsory engagement with social media, and sexual violence culture.

Jadelynn Stahl is the founder and lead coordinator of DISCLOSE, an Oakland-based collective dedicated to the facilitation of public dialogues which contribute to the eradication of gender-based violence. She is an artistic contributor to Everything After, and is working to develop community-based models of engagement for this project.

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