An Act of Treachery

An Act of Treachery – reblog of David Slater’s excellent #ParticipationOnTrial prosecution witness statement

Creativity, Arts and Older People

Caught in the act of betrayal by Court Artist Deborah Mason Caught in the act of betrayal by Court Artist Deborah Mason

It’s been three days since I had ‘forsworn’ myself and the guilt still hasn’t worn off; three days since I committed an act of perjury, perhaps even treachery at an extraordinarily illuminating and eccentric event curated by Chrissie Tiller and the Participatory Arts Lab to both celebrate and mark the sad demise of  the MA in Participatory and Community Arts, at Goldsmiths.  Participation on Trial
was, to quote the blurb, a Dada-esque, playful (but serious) critique of participation in the arts. The crime was one of misrepresentation and deception.  Of flagrant flimflammery, chicanery and con-artistry, of committing daylight robbery,  pilfering the public purse and causing grievous artistic harm. I was a witness for the prosecution. Here’s what I said:- 

If participatory arts had had any meaning as a movement we would have been able to find ways in…

View original post 305 more words

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s