ONE QUESTION (2012-present) is art powered by participation. This 90 foot long, 6 inch high scroll depicts scenes of injustice and resistance to the climate crisis, each miniature scene recreating a real-world instance that happened in the USA and Canada between 1992-2012, but in abstracted enough terms that they suggest a vast number of other scenarios past and future: floods, gas leaks, health crisis, militizarization, droughts. Mass protest, civil disobedience, community education, post-disaster rebuilding.
There are three identical copies of the scroll. They travel between with an ever-growing roster of activists, performers and educators, who facilitate the scroll as a point of connection to the larger movements for justice that we are part of.
One Question has been performed in arts festivals, theaters, classrooms, street actions, organizing trainings, and more. It has been presented at the Allied Media conference, the US social Forum, Gabfestry artist activist festival, Culture/Shift, Bread and Puppet Theater and many other conferences and artist venues. It has been featured on tour by the Beehive Design Collective, SeaChange, the People's Climate Tour, and as part of the book launch of When We Fight We Win: Twenty-first Center Social Movements and the Activists that are Transforming Our World.
Below are a number of examples of One Question in action. This piece is available to be shipped at-cost to any location where its performance is useful, and I or another One Space facilitator will train you remotely in how to use the project: it's not hard. Please do be in touch!
And here's a rolling archive of some of the many performances of this piece! If you have performed the scroll and have photos, please send them to me!!