Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: Feminist Art Base: Andrea Bowers

Nonviolent Civil Disobedience Training

Andrea Bowers. Nonviolent Civil Disobedience Training, 2005.

Description:
Nonviolent Civil Disobedience Training is a two-channel video projection. Ten dancers participate in a six-hour nonviolent civil disobedience training course taught by two activists. The instruction focuses on the history of nonviolent direct action and the strategies for peacefully dealing with conforntation and arrest. Although one six-hour event was recorded, two separate programs were edited. These two segments play simultaneously side-by-side in the final piece. The left segment functions as an educational training video, and the right segment reads as a dance performance. I was seeking equilibrium between theory and practice, politics and aesthetics.

Medium:
Video

Tags:
video, nonviolence, installation, dance, activism

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Images
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Videos
Letters to an Army of ThreeThe Weight of Relevance Nonviolent Civil Disobedience Training

Location
Los Angeles, CA
United States

Contact
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