Filmmaker and artist, Kip Fulbeck, traveled the country photographing individuals and having them hand-write their responses to the question "What are you?" In this multimedia performance, he shares these images and the stories behind them, weaving together spoken word, film, photography, and pop culture to explore multiracial identity, tattoo culture, and contemporary America. Fulbeck is the author of several books including Part Asian, 100% Hapa; Permanence: Tattoo Portraits; and Mixed: Portraits of Multiracial Kids as well as the director of a dozen short films. He has been featured on CNN, MTV, and PBS and has performed at hundreds of venues throughout the world. He has been featured on CNN, MTV, and PBS and has performed at hundreds of venues throughout the world. Fulbeck is a Professor of Art and Affiliate Faculty in Asian American Studies and Film & Media Studies at the University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA.
Support for Forum Lounge is generously provided by: Andrea Lang Fund, Daniel Clark, Endevermusic Productions, the Franciscan Inn, KCSB, the Santa Barbara Independent, Santa Barbara Winery, and Therese Schweidler. Forum Lounge is presented in association with the Santa Barbara Downtown Organization’s 1st Thursday.