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Dread Scott: Decision, performance, duration: 1 hour 15 minutes, premiered at Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), 2012. While artist Dread Scott read from the text of 1857 Supreme Court Dred Scott decision, four nude Black men were controlled by two live German Shepherd dogs and their handlers. The audience was simultaneously asked to go into a voting booth, for which they had to pass through the line of Black men.