Sunday, March 21, 2010

Why Install art in the community?

Inner city communities are always healing. Surviving in an environment of high crime, lack of resources and high unemployment causes stress. Art is healing. We need more art on the South Side. For every shooting we have there should be a theatre performance to balance the scales. We can create our own art. We can produce and present our own stories. My community needs healing. More poetry shows in front of liquor stores. More poetry marathons in hallways and on street corners. The street is our soapbox. We must rant.

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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.