potential*

Isaiah — Photo by Jesse Sutterley

Isaiah — Photo by Jesse Sutterley

this project combined live monologues with photographs and interviews of families discussing how to raise children

potential* ran from Jan. 6 - Feb. 12, 2018 with two openings on the First Fridays for those months. Held at The Flight Deck in downtown Oakland, the project combined live monologues with photographs of families and interviews of those families; the interviews explored how parents attempted to teach their children about their minority statuses in an increasingly tense world, and how children receive those teachings in combination with their own experiences. Overall, the project was a multidisciplinary exploration in the effect of structural violence within the familial structure.

Curator: Julius Rea
Photographer, editorial director: Jesse Sutterley
Interviewer, editorial director: Katy Hada
Flight Deck representative: Erik LaDue


Omi, Najee & Niajee


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Katherine, Kara & Aria


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Andrea & Isaiah


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Lisa &
Alejandro