A radical body is a body in a state of change. The body is amplified by other bodies. The body when performative is resistance. Myriad classifications of the body exist and each can be radicalized. Swivel:Hinge:Return will investigate through movement a body weathered by the deluge of “emergency” and “breaking development” news stories that at best galvanize unified action and more complicatedly feed the cycle of “couch protests” in our social media era. How is a body most effective at performing resistance in this time? Is it physical presence, calling elected officials, sharing stories and commentary on virtual channels, or some combination? Through what extensions of the body elicit the most responses? And is garnering an audience tantamount to a private conversation between two people of differing viewpoints?
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