I am a research-based artist and writer addressing questions of activism, radical politics, and the political efficacy of art. My writing practice inhabits the intersections of critical theory, anti-racist theory, pedagogy, and radical politics. My creative practice currently engages a study of whiteness as a structural position of violence, with a particular interest in how this violence is evidenced in a visual culture of a “post-racial” society. This typically involves an intensive gathering of cultural materials that pursue a charting of ideological patterns. Using cultural material as raw material allows me to stage ideological juxtapositions, make evident how violence is an iterative process, and experiment with strategies of détournement. When viewed together, my writing and creative practices offer a larger picture—one that locates cultural expressions within a historical and political context while seeking various methods to expose their underlying ideologies.
I’m based in Chattanooga, TN, where I teach at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
be in touch
schultz.heath [at] gmail [dot] com