What do you want in a president? What experiences should be reflected? What do you wish to see
in government that seems impossible from where we stand now?
I Want a President...(a collective reading - DC)
A public art project to reimagine presidential politics
Writing workshop at the Anacostia Arts Center
1231 Good Hope Rd SE
Tuesday 9/13, 6-8pm
RSVP online HERE.
Join Natalie Campbell & Saisha Grayson at the Anacostia Arts Center Cafe to participate in a writing workshop and discussion, engaging with and adapting a 1992 text by artist and activist Zoe Leonard listing demands for a new U.S. president. The adapted texts from the workshop will be archived online and will culminate in a public collective reading on Oct 16 at 5:30 pm in front of the White House.
The event is free and open to the public, but please register the link above to reserve your spot at the table!
"I Want a President...(a collective reading - DC)" is a public art project encouraging a radical rethinking of political possibilities within and beyond the electoral system. The reading brings together a text written in response to the AIDS crisis and identity politics, an updated version that reflects the urgencies of today and a collective of those who desire something better. Carrying forward an initiative started by four Swedish artists in 2010, the DC iteration is is being produced in collaboration with Furthermore, Anacostia Arts Center, Creative Time Summit, the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at The George Washington University, The Coven DC, the DC Public Library Foundation, the Joan Mitchell Foundation, Pleasant Plains Workshop, Potter’s House, Transformer, Visual AIDS, and a growing list of community partners.