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The introvert's protest: Handwriting the constitution and the performance of politics

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posted on 23.03.2020, 12:11 authored by Aidan McGarryAidan McGarry, Morgan O'Hara
This interview explores the relationship between performance, art and protest, using the example of the project ‘Handwriting the Constitution’. The chapter is an interview with the founder of this global artistic and performative project. It examines how protest is expressed in diverse ways and the importance of carving out public and private spaces for protest. Whilst protest is invariably seen as a dramatic event with people taking to the streets to demonstrate, this chapter challenges our understanding of how silent protest can be a powerful tool to express a political voice. It locates the act of protest in handwriting key document in quiet collective spaces.

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  • Loughborough University London

Published in

The Aesthetics of Global Protest: Visual Culture and Communication

Pages

141 - 148 (8)

Publisher

Amsterdam University Press

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Rights holder

© The Authors

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This is an Open Access Chapter. It is published by Amsterdam University Press under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2019-12-09

Copyright date

2019

ISBN

9789463724913

Language

en

Editor(s)

Aidan McGarry; Itir Erhart; Hande Eslen-Ziya; Olu Jenzen; Umut Korkut

Depositor

Dr Aidan McGarry Deposit date: 19 March 2020

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