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Shame: A Public Gathering
19 October, 2013 - 20 October, 2013
In public procession through Roath.
Sat 19th – 20th Oct, dusk
Performance will take place around dusk to whoever is there at the time. No exact location is given, but the procession ‘could’ be spotted on Wellfield Road and Roath Park.
Alexander’s performances look at the history of shaming throughout the world and different cultures. These range from cruel and torturous public executions, ridiculing and public humiliation down to more contemporary and subtle disgracing. There are still many suppressed taboos enforced by state-sponsored moral control. The artist works with local people to stage public shamings, as much an experience for the audience as for the participant. Part silent protest, part theatrical tableau. Absorbing all, seeing all, explaining nothing.