The culmination of a months-long project by myself & co-curator Natalie Campbell, this collective reading is also the closing event of Creative Time Summit-DC: Occupy the Future. Artists, activists and the general public are invited to come together in front of the White House to envision representational leadership that seems impossible from where we stand now. Inspired by a 1992 text piece by artist Zoe Leonard, this project has engaged the public in adapting her list of demands to reflect the urgencies of today through in-person workshops and online discussions. Reading these two texts in unison, we will connect the concerns of the past with the needs of the present, and collectively-voiced desires for an alternate future.
Presented in collaboration with Furthermore with thanks to the following community partners: Anacostia Arts Center, Bread for the City, Creative Time Summit, the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at The George Washington University, the DC Public Library Foundation, Pleasant Plains Workshop, Potter’s House, Transformer, Visual AIDS