Bogad Workshop: Nonsense Politics
September 6, 2012
223 Moses Hall, UC Berkeley
Professor Larry Bogad will be participating in Circulating Humor: Nonsense Politics workshop at UC Berkeley. His presentation is on Tactical Performance: Symbolic Sabotage and Satirical Surprise and will examine recent attempts by creative activists to use theatrical techniques to enhance the impact of social movement interventions–in public squares, corporate meetings, military recruiting centers, commercial port shut-downs, and other pressure points in the body politic. Guerrilla musicals, mass-produced newspapers and Clown Armies will be assessed for their specific strengths and weaknesses as levers/lockpicks in the activist toolkit.