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Using performance art to explore the inhumanity we experience | Sheldon Scott | TEDxMidAtlantic

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Published on Jun 29, 2016

Sheldon Scott is a multi-disciplinary artist in Washington, DC, whose work includes Performative Installation, Spoken Narrative, and the Written Word, primarily informed by the intersection of race, sexual identity, economics and exceptionality ideals related to the black male form and function.

Sheldon Scott, a native of Pawley’s Island, SC, began his career in Social Work as a Unit Director for the Boys & Girls Club of Horry County, SC. Upon moving to the Washington DC area, he joined a private practice, specializing in Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Sex-Offender treatment at Northern Virginia Counseling Group. After years as a practicing Psychotherapist, he began a creative life as a Storyteller in 2005. He has since performed four sold-out solo storytelling shows in the Capital Fringe Theatre Festival and various venues including Busboys & Poets, and the Hirshhorn Museum. Scott’s creative focus has now become his Fine Art practice. He has exhibited his works at (e)merge art fair, WPA Select Auction, Arlington Arts Center, Delaware State University and Art Miami.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

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