Performing Revolutionary (Book)

Art, Action, Activism

The result of five years of practice-based creative research focused on Nicole Garneau's UPRISING project, Performing Revolutionary presents a number of methods for the creation of politically charged interactive public events in the style of a how-to guide. UPRISING, a series of public demonstrations in eight locations in the United States and five in Europe, involved thousands of voluntary participants who came together to create radical change through performance art. Bringing together accounts by participants, writers, theorists, artists, and activists, as well as photographs and critical essays, Performing Revolutionary offers a fresh perspective on the challenges of moving from critique to action.

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The result of five years of practice-based creative research focused on Nicole Garneau’s UPRISING project, Performing Revolutionary presents a number of methods for the creation of politically charged interactive public events in the style of a how-to guide. UPRISING, a series of public demonstrations in eight locations in the United States and five in Europe, involved thousands of voluntary participants who came together to create radical change through performance art. Bringing together accounts by participants, writers, theorists, artists, and activists, as well as photographs and critical essays, Performing Revolutionary offers a fresh perspective on the challenges of moving from critique to action.

An Interview with Nicole Garneu by Windy City Times

Nicole Garneau is an interdisciplinary artist who makes site-specific performance and project art that is directly political, critically conscious, and community building.

Anne Cushwa is an independent art historian, grant writer, and editor.

Introduction
Nicole Garneau
 
UPRISING: Encounters with Revolutionary Unity and Beauty (An Appreciation)
Anne Cushwa
 
UPRISING 
#1
 
Interjection:
Love Letter to Beets
 
UPRISING
#2 - 8
 
Interjection: Remember That Cops are Human Beings
Remember That Cops are Human Beings
 
UPRISING 
#9 - 10
 
Feminist Art Activism and UPRISING
Anne Cushwa
 
UPRISING
#11 - 17
 
Interjection: 
All the Questions
 
UPRISING 
#18 - 31
 
Reflection on UPRISING #31 / Be Active in Service of Struggle
Anne Cushwa
 
UPRISING 
#32 - 38
 
Reflection on UPRISING #38 / Personalize the Revolution
Nicole Coffineau
 
UPRISING 
#39 - 48
 
Be the Touch You Want to Feel: Prefiguring Intimacy in a Time of Deformed Social Relations
Daniel Tucker
 
UPRISING 
#49 - 60
 
Appendix: Where I'm From
Nicole Garneau
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