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In the week-long installation entitled 'woke' audience members were invited to engage in an anti-performance that challenged notions around racial profiling, identity politics, and the implications of language in media. The installation space welcomed viewers to investigate the office of Maxine 'Max' Brown. This ever-changing installation invited the presence of Max who daily organized operations, brewed coffee, and tended to the participatory traces that remained from viewers. Though Max's presence was noted through continual changes throughout the space she was never to be present among audience members. Audience members were prompted to make assumptions about Max's identity according to the evidence on her desk and the surrounding office environment. In addition to presuming Max's identity, the audience participated in a word association exercise. Each suspended file drawer held stacks of computer paper, each with a word on the page. Provided with red ink pens participants wrote/ drew personal associations with the given text.