Exhibition Dates: July 24 – July 30
The Pinecone Finance Reform Party will launch The Candidate’s 2016 presidential campaign with a host of workshops and actions for the people. Workshops will address all aspects of platform-building, including Hands-On Democracy Construction, an Electioneering Ephemera Atelier, Manifesto Writing, and Public Speaking. Participatory Actions will include Listening Lunches with EE Miller, a public performance of I Want A President Who…, and will conclude with an UNconventional victory DANCE party!
Many people feel that the mechanisms of electoral politics are far removed from their own hopes and dreams for themselves and their communities. The Candidate is Absent will function as a base for collecting personal stories and political ideas large and small to create a picture of political possibility outside of the current election system.
Gina Siepel Chief Operational Engineer
Sara Smith , Archivist of Revolution Messaging
Bernadine Mellis , Data Visualization Technician
EE Miller , Action Research and Outreach Director
Listening Lunches - July 26th- 29th 12-1pm
Manifesto Writing - July 26th 7-9pm
Democracy In Design: Enzo Mari Furniture Building - July 27th 2-5pm
Public Speaking - July 27th 7-9pm
Electoral Ephemera Altier - July 28th 5-7pm
Collective Reading “I want a president…” - July 29th 7pm
Unconventional Victory Dance - July 29th 8-10pm
Additional positions and events will be announced at www.thecandidateisabsent.tumblir.com and www.thecandidateisabsent.com
For more information, visit: http://www.apearts.org/6-x-6.html
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Northampton Arts Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency and a grant from the Art Angels, through the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts.