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Direct Speech Acts


Brad Butler

Direct Speech Acts is a film made in collaboration with non-actors, dancers, theorists and activists performing contemporary and urgent forms of fearless speech. This is a new work within The Museum of Non Participation, a conceptual (geo)political construct of gesture, image and language. Direct Speech Acts moves across articulations of political voice and gesture through contrasting attitudes to the authority of images in drama, documentary, performance, reportage, public interventions and a series of direct speech acts mediated for the camera. This art experience takes as its subject the contemporary desire to create new languages for resistance.

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    Brad Butler

    Brad Butler and collaborator Karen Mirza have worked together since 1998, and in 2004 formed no.w.here, an artist-run space for the production,…

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    Apr 18 – Jul 14, 2013
    Brad Butler's Creative Capital project "Direct Speech Acts" premieres at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN



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    February 14, 2013
    Project Premiere: Brad Butler and Karen Mirza’s "Direct Speech Acts" at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis



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