Here are some of the media stunts, one-man shows, meme campaigns, concept posters, and culture jams I’ve done in the last 9125 days.
A BillionairesForBush-esque merger of the Republican Party and multinational corporations. RepubliCorp combines the ethics-free campaign savvy of the GOP™ with the limit-free spending power of Corporate America. Agit-Pop & MoveOn ran this campaign together in month prior to the 2010 midterm elections.
A grassroots network of health insurance CEOs, HMO lobbyists, talk-show hosts, and others profiting off of our broken health care system.
Armed with plastic noses, slide-whistles and Bingo boards, citizens hit the streets to call out the McCain campaign’s lies.
This Billionaires for Bush-style campaign helped expose John McCain’s ties to lobbyists.
Imagine a world in which the government actually enforces fuel efficiency.
Nationwide day of action pressuring Wal-Mart to provide health coverage for their workers.
The peace sign and the yellow ribbon, together at last on a perfectly legal US postage stamp.
While on the job for Working Assets, we parked a billboard truck in front of Grover Norquist’s DC office with a photo of Katrina devastation and his own famous quote, “I’d like to shrink government down to a size where I could drown it in a bathtub.” Blow-back, domestic flavor.
If Katrina was a recipe in a Bush Administration cookbook…
In tiaras and top hats, billionaires hit the streets in support of the best President money can buy. “Corporations are People, Too.”
I Love My NYU Adjunct Professor
With NYU adjunct professors fighting for a fair union contract, my organizing class at NYU turns into an education in how to organize against NYU. My students launched their own creative campaign to mobilize their fellow students in support of the union.
A dada-Orwellian response to the sheer idiocy of the Iraq War.
Website that actually used the maximum 63 characters allowable in a web address. It’s a long story, but the idea was to point out how lame A.N.S.W.E.R. was while not turning any people away from a big anti-Iraq war march they were organizing in DC.
Where I step into the robes of my alter-ego, Brother Void, to bring the great ideas of East & West to a new generation.
The entire canon of Western philosophy thru a scatological lens.
Procession and shrine-making at World Trade Center site.
CEOs and wealthy heiresses step out of their limos and into the streets with a simple message: “We don’t care who you vote for, we’ve already bought them!”
People’s Art Auction
Protesting pay cuts for MOMA workers, we auction off a Picasso in the MOMA lobby. Pandemonium ensues.
Chef of the Activist Kitchen
Channeling Paul Zaloom, I host a fake TV cooking show to demonstrate the power of creative direct action. Special appearances by bad French accent, and blender.
Global Village Idiot
Performance art by the Po Mo To Go mascot. Book sawn in half, then read aloud.
Boston Tea Party Redux
In which we hijack a Tax Day GOP media stunt aboard the Boston Tea Party Ship Museum.
Precision Cell-Phone Drill Team
Corporate executives on military maneuvers.
Rich People’s Liberation Front
Pre-cursor to Billionaires for Bush.
Corporate Soup Kitchen
Theater piece demonstrating injustices of corporate welfare.
Dance of the 10 Chairs
Noh-theater style dance demonstrating growing wealth inequality in US.
Series of street theater pieces to demonstrate growing wealth and income gap in US.
Satirical mail-order clothing catalog and centerpiece of campaign to eradicate sweatshops in El Salvador.
100 Musical Chairs
100-person strong human bar-graph of economic inequality.
The Fabulous Farabundo vs. The Overstuffed Oligarchy
Community performance to raise money and awareness about social justice in El Salvador. Audience pummels bad guy with shaving-cream pies.
The Affordable Housing Jester
In which a man wearing a funny hat and a cardboard house educates the community about affordable housing.
Green Bike Project
Utopian experiment in free bicycles. Mass exorcism releases bikes from the bonds of commodity fetishism.
Nuclear Saints of America
11 students take over U of Michigan engineering lab to “help” military research effort.