REVOLUTIONARY LOVE performance/installation | 2008
Cameraman for a project by Sharon Hayes
Artist Sharon Hayes invited people at the Republican and Democratic National Conventions to read a text in unison addressing political desire and romantic love as part of Creative Time’s summer-long, national public art initiative Democracy in America: The National Campaign. Conflating grassroots political activism, performance art, queer theory, and national politics, Revolutionary Love: I am Your Worst Fear, I am Your Best Fantasy included speakers drawn from the gay, lesbian, and transgendered community in each city who will become the medium of her work by reciting the text written by Hayes. The 10- to 20-minute texts will be read 3 times over the course of 2 hours.