Art21 conversation with Stephanie Syjuco

 

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Screengrab of “Whose Speech? Artists, Activists, and Being Heard,” Art21 Magazine, Sept. 2018

Whose Speech? Artists, Activists, and Being Heard:
A Conversation Between Stephanie Syjuco and Astria Suparak

Art21 Magazine: Figures of Speech issue
September 2018

Excerpt:

“So, even when you’re saying something, you are not being heard. The flip side of this demand for free speech—and more speech—is that you could be saying something, but it doesn’t matter. There’s a distinction between utterance and legibility. In this case, utterance is the desire for someone to express her lived reality, but a large portion of the dominant society is unable to even understand her, even when she is speaking clearly. So she is rendered illegible.”
– Stephanie Syjuco speaking with Astria Suparak in “Whose Speech? Artists, Activists, and Being Heard,” Art21 Magazine

 

Read full conversation at: http://magazine.art21.org/2018/09/19/whose-speech-artists-activists-and-being-heard-a-conversation-between-stephanie-syjuco-and-astria-suparak

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