Down is the New Up
sculpture (parachute, plaster fists, nail polish)
The raised fist is a symbol which has amassed myriad significance throughout the epochs of recorded time. Acknowledging references to civil disobedience, violence, defiance or resistance, rebellion and militance, social revolutions and gender struggle, we see the fist coming into its own as a symbol - standing alone, severed from the body and passively fallen from his upward, aerial position. Fighting demons of the system appeals, but it tends to lead to a dead end. Rebelions are vulnerable to rapid and violent suppresion, with little to show for local or tactical success afetrwards. However, this does not mean an invitation to surrender. On the contrary: we call for new ways of resistance, invisible tactics and unconspicuous subversive tools. While open protest is a futile, suicidal exercise, everyday resistance reduces the efficiency of the system and enable the avoidance of some of the most intrusive features of the empire.