“This is the sound of my voice,” Smith booms. It’s Friday night, in a darkened basement in Chelsea. The performance space of Skowhegan art school — where Smith is an alum — is jam-packed with artists, activists and other interested parties, but starkly quiet.
“This is the sound of my voice,” she repeats, louder and more forceful this time. Smith and her collaborators are staging a performance reenacting the deaths of three people recently killed by the police — Eric Garner, Walter Scott and Freddie Gray — that call into question the use of excessive force, conflicting testimonies and police brutality.
Article on Sable Elyse Smith (’14) featuring her performance at Skowhegan