TAR is a multimedia work about cultural appropriation that responds to “The Wonderful Tarbaby Story” by Joel Chandler Harris. While its roots can be traced back to West Africa and Native American folklore, Joel Chandler Harris’ version and Walt Disney’s 1946 film adaptation, "Songs of the South" are the versions of this Southern folktale that inhabit our nation's cultural imaginations. The tales were retold by white men hiding behind a fictionalized old Black ex-slave, Uncle Remus. Tar reflects and gives voice to the unarticulated voices—the disappeared voices—that whisper on the periphery of Harris and Disney’s versions: the voice of the descendants of African slaves and ex-slaves and the voice of the African American child, present but mute in the film-present but mute in the American racial past. These unheard/unacknowledged voices are the “tarbabies” of TAR.