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February 17, 2012

Live Performance, Protest: Stand in Solidarity No.1 (Farmers vs. Monsanto) for Low Lives:Occupy!


PROTEST: Stand Up in Solidarity (Farmers vs. Monsanto) No. 1 performance by Tara Raye Russo
 Low Lives: Occupy! March 3, 2012.

This protest is to show our support for farmers utilizing organic practices. Whether it is 2 people or 50 this performance is to make a stand and let the world know we are conscious citizens aware of where our food comes from and what it entails to get it from farm to plate. This protest is to help expose the monstrosities of corporate agriculture by demanding the labeling of GMO foods and to support sustainable practices and a local economy.
The concept and its future: PROTEST: Stand Up in Solidarity (Farmers vs. Monsanto) No. 1 is a contained protest, a march in place, a studio practice that allows participants to feel the energy and anger roused by protest. We stand for conscious action in our determination to fix what is wrong and make it right.
In addition to being broadcasted live for Low Lives: Occupy!
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About Low Lives: Low Lives: Occupy! will be in partnership with Occupy With Art and The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics.
Low Lives: Occupy! Is an international platform designed to enable artists, audiences, and presenters in alliance with the Occupy movement to support the occupation, will transmit live performances, actions, and happenings online as they occur in real time around the world. The Occupy protests, and the myriad of perspectives and experiences related to this unique moment, will be amplified, explored, and experimented with, through Low Lives’ internet-based creative platform. Low Lives: Occupy! recognizes the powerful opportunity that is the presentation of performances from around the world, and invites artists to open eyes and minds by presenting a radical re-imagining of possible ways of existing and relating.
Over the past 4 years Low Lives has developed a platform that invites and enables artists, audiences, and presenting venues to "plug in and participate" from anywhere an internet connection exists. This technological platform brings a history of supporting artists’ full creative freedom to imagine new worlds and is now offered to artists interested to present work in solidarity with #OWS. Online documentation of the live event will allow Low Lives: Occupy! to inspire online audiences far into the future.