In this conversation This is not the truth speak with Marz Saffore about how a colonial mindset shapes our societies and cultural narratives, why decolonisation is a systemic process and the power of art and culture for imagining decolonial futures.
Marz Saffore is an artist, organiser, and educator born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, USA. She is the co-founder of Decolonize This Place, a collaboration between cultural producers and political organisers across struggles and borders, and MTL+ Collective, a group of artists, writers, and educators who combine research and aesthetics in political action. Her multimedia art practice explores new visions of how decolonisation can be exercised, blurring the lines between art/culture, political/personal, and private/public through video, performance and installation. Marz has a B.A. from University of Rochester, and a M.F.A. in Studio Art from New York University. She is currently a teacher and PhD student at NYU in Media, Culture, and Communication.
Marz Saffore was invited to come to Brazil for the first time through a partnership between Museu Vivo and ColaborAmerica festival, where This is not the truth had the honour to interview her.