7/14/17 : Rev Billy Take Trump Tower
From the decidedly uninspiring, relatively oppressive confines of Trump Tower, I manage to have an incredibly inspiring afternoon on June 22nd with the help of Reverend Billy Talen and the Stop Shopping Choir. Through a new practice he and his wife, collaborator and the Choir’s director Savitri D., have deemed a “Radical Ritual” –Rev Billy is seeking to re-evolve popular conceptions of protest in the era of Trump, shirking more potentially predictable examples of civil disobedience characterized by some as being tame, particularly in the ever-growing face of fearmongering and oppression nationwide. In the Reverend’s words, “We express our intimate privacy in the shadow of Evil. This may be the seed of all change, of revolutionary change”, engaging in a “radical writing” workshop that is a perfect example of smaller-scale action whose comparative size has no bearing on the weight of its potential impact.