Stephanie Syjuco, Jason Lazarus, and Siebren VersteegStephanie Syjuco (Oakland, CA), Jason Lazarus (Tampa, FL), Siebren Versteeg (New York, NY)
PublicPublicAddress: A Nationwide Virtual Protest
PublicPublicAddress poses a question and provides an answer. “What if those who cannot protest on the streets could join those who could?” The site is a “virtual protest” in support of Black Lives Matter. Anyone can participate. “Send us a short video/image of you protesting,” state the artist organizers, “and we will digitally ‘cut it out’ and stitch it into a moving collage of hundreds of other submissions.” Contributions are posted within 48 hours of submission. The result is vast and mesmerizing—the video submissions of supporters from across the country collaged into an endless stream of virtual ‘marching’ protesters.