Hi James, here is a response to your streams of consciousness. I have tried to react or develop from your words really quickly, one by one, sometimes in a dissenting/contrary way, other times to amplify an idea, or just with pop culture references or all the other nonsense that fills my consciousness. My additions are in red
places/sites / people/beings / outside buildings/sheds / placards/SWP / unions/organised labour / language/dialect / text/message / words/sword / protesting/complaining / right words in the wrong place, wrong words in the right place/in season and out of season / signs/wonders / shouting/rooftops / warning/shepherds / protests/eye-tests / performance/audience / aggressive?/hard enough? / are you welcome/who isn't welcome? / are you, the artist, alien to the landscape/are you the landscape?
will not be contained/bring me that horizon / sea walls/salt marsh / grey, brown, mud/rich black soil / piers/end-of-the-pier-show / destroyed/regenerated / trains stopped/Mr Beeching / bricks carried away in the sea/container ships / little trophies/small pleasures / show of strength/fairground / mountains/eagles / wilderness/solitude / barren/dormant / under the sea/20,000 leagues / no chance of life/one chance of life / nature is the most powerful/entropy gets us all in the end / constantly surprises/nothing new under the sun / we can’t control/no self control / harsh/words / terrain/terrapin / overcome/undergo / struggle for dominance/settling for less
over another/under a brother / manipulation/control / surroundings/embrace / boarders/Hogwarts? / over culture/sub-culture / culture of silence and violence/talking about mercy / Harvey Weinstein/entitled prick / control/Joy Division / power/balance / show of strength/show of hands / closing of the mouth/the beginning of wisdom / gagging/for it / power of speech/MLK / over language/careless whisper / words are power/deeds not words / afraid of talk/safe-spaces / communication/Communards / transparency/acetate / everyone has a voice/sing from the same hymn sheet / power in numbers/we are legion
speak out/express / art/life / affective tool/soft weapon / weapon/waging peace / can bring powerful people down, build dangerous people up/dumbocracy / ordinary people into heroes/No More Heroes / gets people to do things that doesn’t make sense/ logical/People do the strangest things/ language to get what you want/You Can't Always Get What You Want/ not about physical strength/small but mighty/ strongest mind – convincing others your idea is the best/debate / convince them/ hearts and minds/ Trump/Banana /communicate ideas to hundreds/Caxton/ writing/shared knowledge/ teaching people to read/literacy /not letting people read/grammar rules / translating books/interpreting dreams / illegal/censorship / knowledge/wisdom / performance/cast / who is convincing?/what is truth?
performance/gravity / body/resonance / human body/ageing / getting across a point/coming across an insight/ how they are said/it's the way I tell 'em / speaking vs. reading/from the heart / what is more powerful/what works? / impact/incision / words and cadence/meter / body/instrument / language/music / rhyme/scansion / do I like the person talking?/first impressions? / different written down/Speech Debelle / no performance delivered/No Satisfaction / reader must construct the text in their head/ write it in your heart / dictated to by someone/The Great Dictator / text messages/SMS / can’t get across meaning/lost in translation / intent/content / humour/bants /performance won’t work written down without knowledge of writer/writer won't work sitting down without knowledge of performance / lost in translation/great minds think alike but fools seldom differ / who is reading and who is writing text?/Consumers or Producers of culture?
wrong land /location location location/ not appropriate/not in keeping / style of building/mode of being/ offensive/defensive / subversive/perverted / blasphemous/profane public art/mascots for the masses / offensive to some/there can be no consensus / not the right figure/ sub-optimal/ naked?/ nude?/ hero?/heroine? / villain?/but his mum loved him / what was the historical figure like?/ history is written by the victors / money/get away / campaign to get a woman on the £10 note/ the Queen doesn't count - you know what we mean / not accepting the current system/ discontent / actively going against something/ what have you got? speaking out /I'm Spartacus / voices/in unison / whose voice is important?/ all animals are equal but...
language / vocabulary / physically showing a message / demo / graffiti / the writing's on the wall / voicing things that are damaging / shouting 'Fire' in a crowded theatre / don’t let people see the mess / better to keep silent and be thought a fool.../ death of the author / revival of the reader / who wrote the text – does it matter? / I bet you think this song's about you / more or less authority? / weight and tone / writing your name / and this is me / details/ schmetails / petitioning / what, anutherr one? / data collection / Big Data / valuable information / monetising knowledge / selling of mass data / data is money / data being leaked / freedom of information / Sony / and Share / opinions / positions / voices are damaging if they are the right ones saying the right things / the power of words / wrong things / heresy / signs / tells / easy to recognise / so hard to define / logos / Word / recognition from the masses / automatic for the people / putting text where people can see it / Lets' Take it to the Stage / where is it not accepted to put text? / Bill Stickers Will Be Prosecuted /different from talking / you get me? / no performance / action / performer? / actor? / author? or participant?
performing outside a theatre or art space / the streets / interrupting day to day life / excuse me, while I kiss the sky / human body / life vehicle / figure / go figure / naked? / clothed / shocking? / pink/ fantastic in the ordinary surroundings / spectacle / environment / ecology / dissent in performance / descent into chaos /the performance or the place? / right time, right place / the audience? / the participants? / performing to people who don’t want to see it / reluctant audience / political / personal / confrontational / optimism / Pussy Riot / Guerrilla Girls/ performing where you aren’t allowed to / No Ball Games / dissent through performance / descent through the clouds / dissent just in being / I am what I am / human body / weapon of choice / naked / disarming /performer arrested for letting the public feel her naked breasts / hello boys / is there anything other than nudity? / diminishing returns/ political clothing / the beret / hijab and burqa in France / Liberté, for some / symbols / signs / jewellery / rings / the cross / the gallows / slogans on t-shirts / Now Read This / Nazi t-shirts / just obeying orders/ punk / purgative / Sid Vicious / Pretty Vacant / offensive language / offensive inequality / offensive hair / offensive bigotry / body hair/ mammals / woman’s hair / women's equality / armpit hair / it doesn't grow on trees / leg hair /femur fur/ pubic hair / Tony Blair/ freedom of expression / can you say that? / freedom of speech / freedom to be wrong / swearing in public /to give proper emphasis / c**t means the same but isn’t a word /cult?/ f word / Farage? c word / Cameron? s word /Stop? is it the meaning or spelling? Both