AW Episode 23: The Practice of Political Pursuits
Format: Audio
Publisher: KCHUNG
Date Aired/Exhibited: 8/17/2014
Reference Number: DO.8187.MO
Location: Digital Online
Acquisition Date: 8/17/2014
Collection: KCHUNG Archive

What does it mean to be an activist? What does activism look like? What is a political artist? What is the difference between a militant, a radical, and a revolutionary? How does one create an ethical politic? What is the nature of what one believes is radical? These are questions A.L. Steiner is often asked and questions she asks in her video project, More Real Than Reality Itself, and questions Steiner and I ask of ourselves and of each other throughout this dense yet delightful episode of AW. The "multi-conversing, tangent-oriented discussion" between Steiner and me often leads to contradictions and paradoxes. So the question becomes, as posited by Rita 'Bo' Brown featured in Steiner's More Real Than Reality Itself, how to embody contradiction and paradox and still move forward and tell the world the way you want it to see you. Perhaps the combination of Steiner's drive to lessen our distance from oppressive systems and my blueprint for things that don't yet exist will provide a ripe environment to create a new world of visibility and impossibility! Robert's prison playlist.

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