An UPRISING performance is a public demonstration of revolutionary practices. UPRISINGs are experimental ways of practicing the skills we need in order to achieve a global culture of justice and compassion. I believe that if we can grow more comfortable with our post-revolutionary selves and social relations, we will be better equipped to recognize even momentarily liberated spaces. We will feel less shocked when we actually manifest a radically loving revolutionary culture.
The UPRISING performance project began in January 2008 and continued once a month for five years. There were 60 UPRISINGs in all, involving easily thousands of people in 8 US locations as well as Russia, Denmark, the UK, and Portugal. UPRISING performances return April 3, 2018 at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.