This Saturday the 8th of May in Wellington, there is a very tricksterish event happening which you should all go to. It starts at 4pm at the Charles Plimmer Park at the end of Majori Banks Street. This is part of a project by Toby Huddlestone and Sarah Jane Parton that will be broadcast live to Wysing Arts Centre in the UK. The artist statement below is really interesting as a take on the trickster theme that we are investigating this year at Freerange.
Protest Apathy stems from an observation that the best way to be subversive these days is to work ‘internally’; to puncture from the inside. The now antiquated mode of sticking your fingers up to authority just does not work any more, as more and more attempts at dissent and disobedience are subsumed by ‘the machine’ (authority/establishment/
I’ve been sneaking round looking at other tricksterish behaviour, or counter to tricksterish behaviour, and stumbled across this great quote on the website of The Hollow Men.
“The secret to success is sincerity and conviction – once you can fake that you’ve got it made”
Peter Keenan, Political advisor and speech writer.