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Book: Performing Revolutionary

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Performing Revolutionary: Art, Action, Activism

Do you want to help create a more loving, just, and humane world? 

The book Performing Revolutionary: Art, Action, Activism invites artists, activists, and everyone else to learn about public actions and ceremonies for building the revolutionary skills we need now. It is part utopian instruction manual, part artistic memoir, and part love letter to the sacred work of making radical change. Written by Nicole Garneau and edited by Anne Cushwa, the book features essays by Nicole Coffineau, Anne Cushwa, and Daniel Tucker, as well as photographs by Tara Malik, Ruth Robbins, and many others. On sale now from Intellect Books 


Art-Action-Activism Workshops, Residencies, Performances, & Book Events

What Art-Action-Activism workshops and UPRISING performances do for you, your group, your campus, and your community:

  • Animate Your Activism: Bring your issues and practice revolutionary strategies together. Get a bold infusion of creativity into your social justice work!
     
  • Build Community: Enliven a particular time, place, or space by creating performance actions that teach Revolutionary history.
     
  • Make performances and live art in public, with people. Practice strategies for engaging political content and reclaiming public space for art.
     
  • Make Sacred Space for Justice: Non-religious ceremonies and rituals that knit communities together and create heart-centered activist spaces. Great for opening or closing events!
     
  • Engage Youth through creative activism centered on issues and methods that are relevant to them

  AJ Sacco  in UPRISING #5. Photo:  Aurora Tabar . 

AJ Sacco in UPRISING #5. Photo: Aurora Tabar

UPRISING Performances

UPRISING performances are collaboratively-created "public demonstrations of revolutionary practices." They bring people together in participatory actions that reclaim public spaces, engage compassionately, speak bravely and honestly, and activate bodies in the world. 

  Tufara Waller Muhammad   in Nicole's "Numbers-Bodies-Love" workshop  ROOTS Weekend Richmond, VA , April 2017. Photo:  @adaywithdyff

Tufara Waller Muhammad  in Nicole's "Numbers-Bodies-Love" workshop ROOTS Weekend Richmond, VA, April 2017. Photo: @adaywithdyff

Art-Action-Activism Workshops & Teaching Residencies

Art-Action-Activism Workshops and Teaching Residencies are customized for a few hours or a full semester. All workshops are based on Revolutionary Strategies outlined in the book Performing Revolutionary: Art, Action, Activism by Nicole Garneau.

 UPRISING #60 at the End of the World (Bywater neighborhood) New Orleans. Photo:  Melisa Cardona

UPRISING #60 at the End of the World (Bywater neighborhood) New Orleans. Photo: Melisa Cardona

Book Signing/Reading

Nicole Garneau will be creating an UPRISING performance and discussing her new book at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 6-8pm

All Performing Revolutionary: Art, Action, Activism events include opportunities for public engagement and lively discussion tailored to the space and the audience. Dance party optional!