The Innocents: Social Justice Advocacy Through Artistic Performance

Location: Piedmont 2
Date: Sat, April 13
Time: 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

The Innocents was originally conceived by Allen Otte and John Lane as a performance art piece which complemented an exhibition of photography by Taryn Simon, The Innocents, at the Cincinnati Contemporary Art Center in 2006. The piece has now expanded to a 50-minute stand-alone musical performance with a number of movements reflecting a variety of issues surrounding wrongful imprisonment and exoneration through DNA evidence. It is their sincere belief that their work can advocate for this issue in a deep and meaningful way, connecting to people to aid in awareness and empathy. The Innocents has been performed in a variety of settings including the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, University of Washington, Woody Guthrie Center (Tulsa), in collaboration with Bent Frequency at University of Georgia, Georgia State University, the Center for Civil and Human Rights (Atlanta) and Sam Houston State University (Huntsville), and at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention.