Monday, March 22, 2010
I see my art spectacles as protest. On some levels its art and also direct political action, aimed at mobilizing public opinion against a particular policy. The specific policy for me is poverty and all the injustice it brings to a community. I am more enraged and motivated to protest and rant when the policies have been done on purpose.
"I'm trying to offend you. I'm putting you on blast. Get mad. Its a great starting point for change." -excerpted from the poem "Soapbox Snapping."
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.