I Want to Blow Up The Palace of Holyroodhouse

Harry Giles (Scotland)

Thu 30 Oct 2014
Fri 31 Oct 2014
Sat 01 Nov 2014

Police Station

Photo by Flickr user nigel321

Harry wants to blow up the Palace of Holyroodhouse because huge royal estates make him furious and he has to cycle past this one daily.

It’s probably not right to, and he doesn’t want to go to prison anyway, so he’s building a scale model and blowing that up instead. He’s inviting you to build and destroy models of the buildings and institutions you despise, and to join the explosive exploration of our hurt, our rage, and our struggle to figure out what to do about it. This is a performance about futility and urban planning, the limitations of art and activism, and discovering what the state can do to you. All participation will be monitored for monitoring purposes.

Harry Giles is a performer and writer based in Edinburgh, where he co-directs the live art platform ANATOMY, and helps run the Forest Café arts space. He makes participatory art about what it feels like to live under capitalism, and how to survive and resist in a violent world.

Presented with the support of Florian Feigl, and performed in memory of Nigel Marsh.

For more information on Harry Giles click here.

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