all the rights: NAFTA Edition, digital spoken word a/v recording, first performed at EULA League @ BCL Session #1, October 24, 2020
we/you, digital spoken word audio recording, first performed at EULA League Meeting #1, January 6, 2018
EULA League was a 2018-2020 Conceptual art working group focused on the æsthetics and performance of language to consider and act on texts that shape or describe life in South Florida and in the United States.
Most people who go through the American school system are familiar with some version of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s assertion that ‘The real safeguard of democracy… is education.’1 As a public high school teacher, I see how time and money determine the quality of education available to young people; because we do not spend money and time on ideas like the social contract, most graduates are unprepared to deal with the complexities and consequences of the legal contracts we encounter on a daily basis. (Perhaps we’re meant to feel like we’re powerless to engage the entities that manipulate those contracts…)
EULA League considered contractual language in terms of content, intent, form & format, and impact. Through gatherings, performances, readings, and discussions to generate understanding of a variety of civic texts as end-user license agreements – and by embarking on self-directed community engagement projects in light of those understandings –, EULA League confronted feelings of civic powerlessness with the hope of subverting them.
EULA League Meetings
Broward County Library Session 3: Project for Civic Engagement, December 5, 2020
Broward County Library Session 2: Local Government, November 14, 2020
Broward County Library Session 1: Foundations, October 24, 2020
EULA League v1, January 7, 14, and 21, 2018
our/your, digital spoken word audio recording, first performed at EULA League Meeting #2, January 14, 2018
NOT INTENDED, digital spoken word audio recording, first performed at EULA League Meeting #3, January 21, 2018