We Must Now Confront This Evil
Saturday 15 October 2016
We will work with text from speeches by Hillary Clinton (in favour of escalating the “air campaign” against ISIS), and also by Hilary Benn (whose speech of December 2015 advocated the bombing of targets in Syria).
Developing this text, the performance will use the spoken word, singing, and objects, to explore the relationship between ideas, language, and actions; for example, how language is used to normalize ideas which could be considered inhumane. The performance will use seductive qualities of the live voice, to invite the audience to think about how words are used in the service of propaganda, to persuade listeners to favour particular ideologies or political positions.