A call for independent public interventions
This is an open call for members of the art community to publicly intervene, to visibly offer their support to the LGBT+ community and to encourage others to do the same.
The interventions can take place in an organised or disorganised fashion, with no spatial, format-related, of thematic limitations. By participating in one way or another, artists take a stance in a campaign for equal rights for the LGBT+ community. While the works (installations, images, text, performances, and so on, and/or their documentation) go on to live unpredictable lives in the public sphere, this project also calls for a connection between artists who feel the need to intervene, to suggest means of coordination and mobilisation, to raise questions, and to reinforce demands for equal Human Rights as these are framed by vulnerable groups (in this case the LGBT+ community, or, in other cases, migrant communities, women's groups, economically vulnerable groups etc).
At the same time this is a proposal to encourage a new artistic and social condition, beyond institutional frameworks. Someone Has To Do This, which everyone may join in equal terms, is conceived not as a group or acollective, but as a flexible connective interface for artists who decide to take charge of their own social role and the ways in which they can frame, set, and take part in public discourse.
Aside from staging an intervention, participants are called to:
Add their names to this call;
Forward it as they see fit;
Subscribe to the mailing list (by sending a blank email) in order to receive material shared by others;
Share documentation of their work via the mailing list;
Contribute to an events calendar;
Take part in any way they like.
Someone Has To Do This