Public_Public_Address: A Nationwide Virtual Protest
October 27–November 9, 2020Storefront display
Organized by Jason Lazarus, Stephanie Syjuco, Siebren Versteeg.
On view at bitforms gallery October 27–November 9, 2020
“What would it look like if all those unable to protest on the streets could join those who could?”
Public_Public_Address is an ongoing, 24/7, national virtual protest in support of and in solidarity with Black Lives Matter. The ongoing protest stream features video submissions of both supporters who are unable to place themselves at physical risk and those who can protest in person.
To view the protest stream and protest submission guidelines visit publicpublicaddress.com. New submissions will be incorporated into the stream within 48 hours of submission.
Throughout 2020 the artists will continue to accept videos, especially welcoming submissions from those who are immunocompromised, people with disabilities, precarious community members including undocumented individuals or those at risk of deportation, medical workers and caregivers to those who are immunocompromised, those without childcare, those who are house-bound, those who are bed-bound, and the many other reasons one may need to protest “virtually.” Public_Public_Address seeks to actively prioritize BIPOC participants and center their voices in this work.
The protest launched online September 1, 2020 in conjunction with a live broadcast “Black Lives Matter TAMPA Speaks to the Moment” an hour long conversation with BLMT organizers Donna Davis and Tati Orengo.
bitforms is live streaming the virtual protest in our window from Oct 27 – Nov 9, 2020. The gallery is otherwise closed at this time.
Public_Public_Address is supported by the Blaffer Art Museum, University of Houston, where it will be on public view until January 9, 2021.