Manifestation and participatory performance
Poetry Politics was a manifestation and a participatory performance initiated by Monica Sand and My Lindh. The piece was enacted just before each of the two swedish elections in 2014. In May, just before the European Parliament Election it was performed at Sergels torg, Stockholm, and in September, just before the General Election, at Medborgarplatsen, Stockholm.
Anyone who wanted could participate by bringing a fictional text, in any language, and read aloud, standing at the square. One could alternate reading with strolling, while listening to others read.
Poesis originates from a Greek word, that in its basic form means make. A making that elevates the needs of everyday life, into a matter of public concern.
Politics: from the Greek word for statesmanship, civic, citizen, the process to take and practice power in a public context.
Poetry Politics at Sergels torg before the European Parliament Election. Photo: Maria Andersson
Press image Poetry Politics: http://mylindh.com/press/