Breaking Evil: Artistic Actions for Justice panel at DNL Artivism

Breaking Evil: Artistic Actions for Justice panel at DNL Artivism

๐—•๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—˜๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—น: ๐—”๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฐ ๐—”๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ
With Steal This Poster (Subvertising Collective IT/UK), Michelle Tylicki (Artist & Actvist, PL/US/UK), WeiterSo! Collective (Activist Art Collective, DE). Moderated by Natalia Ivanova Mount (Curator & Activist, BGR/US).

00:00 Introduction by Tatiana Bazzichelli
02:51 Introduction by Natalia Ivanova Mount
07:15 Steal This Poster
36:20 Michelle Tylicki
WeiterSo! video content cannot be provided online
1:00:00 Discussion and Q&A

This panel brings together artivists challenging corporations, systemic powers and social injustice and fighting for the public good. Their tactics aim to empower people touching issues of political and social relevance in the field of corporate copyright laws, greenwashing in advertising, and the power of gas lobby. They organise artistic actions and generate collective projects that span from subvertising, adbusting to awareness campaigns, showing how art and activism can contribute to imagine a better world and do it collectively.

๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ง๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ, a network of subvertisers based in the UK and Italy, presents the project, an online archive of subversive posters. They will discuss different examples of artivist actions organised by the stealthisposterโ€™s network: how this public domain archive of posters helped its authors in hacking the laws of copyright and how they subverted the logo of the petrol company Shell into Hell; the protest of the squatted women house Lucha y Siesta in Rome and the action of โ€œLinea Fuxiaโ€, a fake pink washing campaign run by the company who wanted to evict their premises; the short mockumentary โ€œBlasphemy from the worldโ€, presented at the Post Porn Film Festival in Warsaw from June 12-19, 2023 (and now available through their website).

Multidisciplinary artist and activist ๐— ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ง๐˜†๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ธ๐—ถ takes us through her creative practice across media, exploring the notion of benevolent vandalism, solidarity not charity, squatting as a career choice, and how doom, anger and despair can be utilised and transformed creatively through humour and mischief. In a violent world Tylicki responds creatively by building functioning mediaeval weapons against the arms fair or staging theatrical combat for the climate. She will tell stories of how to call out greenwashing in advertising through ad busting / ad hacking, collaborative performance in occupied coal mines, to creating subversive installations of a fridge full of โ€˜humanely slaughteredโ€™ human meat. In the difficult struggle for a better world, enjoying the process and having fun is her key to a sustainable activism. More:

๐—ช๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฆ๐—ผ! ๐—–๐—ผ๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ will talk about their current campaign, which aims to make visible the ways in which the gas lobby manipulates public discourse. What makes the gas lobby so powerful and successful? And how can we cut them off? As always in politics, this struggle is about knowledge and information as levers and tools of power. When government ministries withhold relevant information, there may be courageous employees who are willing to make this information public via anonymous mailboxes. If companies with public shareholdings conceal financial flows, perhaps press law can help. There are many ways into the backroom, people just must find them. In this presentation, WeiterSo! will look at some of their attempts and explain their understanding of impact orientation in political campaigning. How do we make change measurable and how do we ensure that our activism does not dissipate? Visit, the current WeiterSo! campaign against the German gas lobby.

ARTIVISM: The Art of Subverting Power

03 Jul 2023


Berlin (DE)

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