One Mans Terror is Another Mans Freedom

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One Mans Terror Is Another Mans Freedom - The Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin 

The idea of effecting change, making a difference, seems extraordinarily difficult, even naive. The truly committed appear as fanatics or fundamentalists, or, more mildly, as quaint throwbacks refusing to accept the fact that the sixties are over. 

                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                          Jodi Dean - Enjoyment as a Category of Political Theory

One Mans Terror Is Another Mans Freedom is a body of work that was developed while on an 8-week residency with Platform in Vaasa, Finland. At a time when the erosion of freedom of speech and expression propagated by a post 9/11 politics of fear, the topic of art is not an easy one. What started out as a project exploring the representation of the Radical Act soon became a project informed by the concept of the Real and the Radical Gesture defined by the individuals desire to retrieve their own Reality. I incorporated techniques associated with social protest to develop a body of work that documents and explores the desire of individual autonomy. Interacting with the local community in direct actions while accessing local media equipment such as web cams and a local TV station camera (which is accessible and manipulated by telephone) to document these actions.