The Filibuster is a 12 hour durational performance piece featuring a series of female identifying performers speaking spontaneously at a podium, tackling the baggage around public discourse and women. The first performer is 13 years old, and the piece features progressively older performers as the 12 hours goes on, until the last performer is in her 70s or 80s. Audience members are invited to come and go over the course of the piece.
The first iteration took place in the grand arch at Somerset House between 10am and 10pm on Saturday, September 2nd. The performers were Danae Passarelli, Rosie Wallace, Vilma Jackson, Zara Zafar, Jo Bannon, Emma Frankland, Vera Chok, Anu Kumar, Anna Marazuela Kim, Sue Maclaine, Souad Faress and Elizabeth Beech.
Funded by King’s College London’s Arts and Society Projects. Part of a larger collaboration with Dr. Anna Snaith.
*Lego is in no way associated with this project.