We the People is a new arts research project that seeks to explore how mass conversation can be act as a form of political protest. This project deepens my ongoing interest in the history of demonstration and activism and continues my exploration in the role of art in civic space, blurring the boundaries between the artistic, social and political realms. At the core of this work are a number of questions; who is an activist and what is the legacy of those who came before us? How is the idea of an activist changing shape and how are movements engaging members young and old? and How are current protest movements shaped by community perception of public demonstration and what are the impacts of the legislation and the use of police force having on engagement
ADHOCRACY - Vitastatistix 2022
In early September, 2002. I undertook a week long development of We the People at Vitastatistix, Port Adelaide. During the week I meet with local community activists, one-on-one and in a group and undertook some early tests of a potential digital platform.