The event will hold the economic knowledge of Milton Friedman and the Chicago School hostage. It will be part of a direct action against the neo-liberal ideology, which is seen by many, to be the main cause of current global economic crisis. Directly influenced by Naomi Klein and Noam Chomsky’s critiques, this undeviating approach will attack the pervasive and pernicious thought and writing of Milton Friedman. We see the global economic crisis as being induced by the policies influenced by these writings, and so feel the need to make public, our dislike for the Chicago school and all neo-liberal policy.
performance that will;
- Seize Friedman’s literature from London Libraries and hold it hostage. Preferably, we will détourn the books by doodling anti-capitalist slogans in them.
- The space we will be occupying will be within Goldsmiths college, London. The 5 minute live stream will involve us recreating a hostage scenario with the books.
- It will be spontaneous and evolve through interactions with the audience in the space.
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Founding Director, Low Lives
LOW LIVES ANNOUNCES
LOW LIVES: OCCUPY!
February 17, 2012 (New York, NY) – Low Lives has partnered with Occupy with Art and The Hemispheric f Performance and Politics to present “Low Lives: Occupy! a unique one-night-only program of live performance art, happenings, and public actions, simulcast to presenting host venues around the world. Low Lives: Occupy! will take place on Saturday, March 3, 2012 from 6 -10 pm (EST). Low Lives: Occupy! partner Mark Read of the 99% Bat Signal / The Illuminator, will contribute a special projection and performance in conjunction with Low Lives: Occupy! in New York City.
Jorge Rojas, Founding Director of Low Lives, comments: “Over the past four years Low Lives has developed a platform that invites and enables artists, audiences, and presenting venues to “plug in and participate” from anywhere an internet connection exists. This technological platform which brings a history of supporting artists’ full creative freedom to imagine new worlds, is ideally suited to be the support structure to enable artists, activists and Occupy groups from around the globe to present work in solidarity with #OWS. Low Lives: Occupy! recognizes the powerful opportunity that is the presentation of performances from around the world, within which artists are invited to facilitate the process of opening eyes and minds – and present a radical re-imagining of possible ways of existing and relating. The Occupy Wall Street protests have given us The People’s Mic and The People’s Stage. Thanks to a partnership with Occupy with Art and The Hemispheric Institute, Low Lives: Occupy! has the potential to become the The People’s Virtual Stage.”
The Low Lives: Occupy! program will include thirty-five performance artists, Occupy groups, and artist collectives located worldwide in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street and the Occupy movement for the 99%. Participants will expand the reach and visibility of the Occupy protests by broadcasting to an international audience community. Thirteen co-presenting organizations in eight countries including U.S., México, Spain, Colombia, Brazil, Northern Ireland, France, and Argentina, will project Low Lives: Occupy! in their own venues and public spaces. The Occupy protests, and the myriad of perspectives and experiences related to this unique movement, will be amplified, explored, and experimented with,through Low Lives’ internet-based creative platform.