The introvert's protest: Handwriting the constitution and the performance of politics
chapterposted 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.
- Loughborough University London