Call & Response at George Mason University (GMU) is an annual exhibit of collaborations between writers and visual artists, in which one calls and one responds. The result is a dynamic set of paired works of words and artistic media that resonate and speak to contemporary issues. The theme for Call & Response 2017 is INVISIBLE, in conversation with Artworks for Freedom’s campaign to raise awareness about human trafficking. The visual artists and writers of Call & Response can interpret the theme of INVISIBLE as it relates to victims of “invisible crimes” or unlawful actions that go unnoticed, even aspects of identity that are not visible to others, or aspects of self that can be (or cannot) be ignored.
Call & Response is a collaboration between the GMU School of Art, the English Department’s MFA program in Creative Writing, and University Libraries presented in conjunction with Fall for the Book festival.