Saturday, February 6, 2010

Stunt #1

Lady Terror is a performance artist and poet.

She lives on the South Side of Chicago

She creates spectacles

She is a social justice activist

She is raising awareness around the issue of inequality, poverty, violence, food justice and education.

To prove a point and raise awareness I will do a mini yoga class inside a fried food establishment

There are 2 yoga studios on the ENTIRE South Side

There are over 30 on the North Side of Chicago

In a 20 block area of the South Side there are over 15 liquor stores or fast food spots

African Americans die from more preventable diseases than whites

Diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease can all be prevented with diet and exercise.

There are none or very few organic grocery stores, fitness centers or yoga studios on the South Side

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Artist Statement

I create art for the ones who lost their voice a long time ago. I believe that impromptu spectacles can bring awareness to social justice issues that paralyze our communities. Lady Terror examines the relationship between public space and performance space and also explores ranting as a medium to address social issues and as a tool to empower communities. My art is local and neighborhood specific in its execution but global in its ideas around poverty, injustice and violence.