I've just been revisiting my stream of consciousness writing and thought it would be good to share some selected parts - maybe some words or phrases will catch your eye.
places / people / outside buildings / placards / unions / language / text / words / protesting / right words in the wrong place, wrong words in the right place / signs / shouting / warning / protests / performance / aggressive? / are you welcome / are you, the artist, alien to the landscape?
will not be contained / sea walls / grey, brown, mud / piers / destroyed / trains stopped / bricks carried away in the sea / little trophies / show of strength / mountains / wilderness / barren / under the sea / no chance of life / nature is the most powerful / constantly surprises / we can’t control / harsh / terrain / overcome / struggle for dominance
over another / manipulation / surroundings / boarders / over culture / culture of silence and violence / Harvey Weinstein / control / power / show of strength / closing of the mouth / gagging / power of speech / over language / words are power / afraid of talk / communication / transparency / everyone has a voice / power in numbers
speak out / art / affective tool / weapon / can bring powerful people down, build dangerous people up / ordinary people into heroes / gets people to do things that doesn’t make sense / logical / language to get what you want / not about physical strength / strongest mind – convincing others your idea is the best / convince them / Trump / communicate ideas to hundreds / writing / teaching people to read / not letting people read / translating books / illegal / knowledge/ performance / who is convincing?
performance / body / human body / getting across a point / how they are said / speaking vs. reading / what is more powerful / impact / words and cadence / body language / rhyme / do I like the person talking? / different written down / no performance delivered / reader must construct the text in their head / dictated to by someone / text messages / can’t get across meaning / intent / humour / performance won’t work written down without knowledge of writer / lost in translation / who is reading and who is writing text?
wrong land / not appropriate / style of building / offensive / subversive / blasphemous / public art / offensive to some / not the right figure / naked? / hero? / villain? / what was the historical figure like? / money / campaign to get a woman on the £10 note / not accepting the current system / actively going against something / speaking out / voices / whose voice is important?
language / physically showing a message / graffiti / voicing things that are damaging / don’t let people see the mess / death of the author / who wrote the text – does it matter? / more or less authority? / writing your name / details / petitioning / data collection / valuable information / selling of mass data / data being leaked / Sony / opinions / voices are damaging if they are the right ones saying the right things / wrong things / signs / easy to recognise / logos / recognition from the masses / putting text where people can see it / where is it not accepted to put text? / different from talking / no performance / performer? / author?
performing outside a theatre or art space / interrupting day to day life / human body / figure / naked? / shocking? / fantastic in the ordinary surroundings / environment / dissent in performance / the performance or the place? / the audience? / performing to people who don’t want to see it / political / confrontational / Pussy Riot / performing where you aren’t allowed to / dissent through performance / dissent just in being / human body / naked / performer arrested for letting the public feel her naked breasts / is there anything other than nudity? / political clothing / hijab and burqa in France / symbols / jewellery / the cross / slogans on t-shirts / Nazi t-shirts / punk / Sid Vicious / offensive language / offensive hair / body hair/ woman’s hair / armpit hair / leg hair / pubic hair / freedom of expression / freedom of speech / swearing in public / c**t means the same but isn’t a word / f word / c word / s word / is it the meaning or spelling?