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Americana

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liz glass

on 20 April 2010

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Transcript of Americana

Americana: North Carolina For the exhibition, I will commission Alison Yates, a local book artist and CCA alum, to make a book out of a grand narrative of the Lost Colony with bits and pieces culled from historical accounts, fictions, and myths about Roanoke. Mimicking a fairytale book in appearance, this text will exploit the fissures between history and fiction, and create a new narrative by which to explain--or further confuse--this history. For Americana: North Carolina, I have chosen to focus on the narratives surrounding the Lost Colony of Roanoke
--the first English establishment in the United States The cast of Paul Green's highly dramatized "The Lost Colony" Touted as one of the nation's greatest unsolved mysteries,
narratives surrounding the Lost Colony have always walked
the line between historical speculation, fiction, myth, and
drama and the story has spawned everything from a horror
movie, made in 2007, to children's books, to the longest-
running outdoor theater performance in history. Map of Roanoke and
the surrounding area
made by John White
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