Institute for the Art and Practice of Dissent at Home

Anderson, Gary and Simic, Lena (2007) Institute for the Art and Practice of Dissent at Home. [Show/Exhibition]

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The Institute for the Art and Practice of Dissent at Home is a critico-political performative intervention into hetero-normative, neoliberal family life. This intervention happens across three plateaus. Plateau 1: Home Activities: including performances, artists’ residencies, political meetings and critical reading groups. Plateau 2: Outside the Home: including participation as a family of performers at different art events, protests, festivals and academic conferences. Plateau 3: Educating the Home: taking the children to demonstrations, political meetings and national/international solidarity events, where we enact a radical pedagogy of learning together how to be critical citizens rather than passive consumers of neoliberal culture. The Institute operates a policy of financial transparency and is funded by 10% of the family’s income (two senior lectureship salaries, child benefit and any other freelance work), this stands at around £450 per month.

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
Keywords: activism, art-activism, critical, intervention, family, financial transparency, performance, political, protest.
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > Drama,Dance and Performance Studies (up to 30th April 2018)
Depositing User: Angela Duckworth
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2016 10:57
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2016 12:09

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