Fri 25th July, 5.30pm with Danielle Blackburn
Start: St Philips Cathedral entrance, Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 2QB
Duration: 1 h
As long as the public can maintain conscientious behaviour, then they can have access to public access spaces. Various signs across Birmingham warn against loitering, which is apparently spending fifteen minutes to two hours in a public space without intention, according to officials.
Still Loitering will visit areas of Birmingham with these signs in place in order to question and challenge the notion of what it is “to loiter” in a flash mob-esque exploration. Is there such a thing as loitering? Is to enforce a “no loitering” rule criminal and unjust in a public space? Will we elicit threat, irritation or curiosity?
About Danielle Blackburn
A graduate from the University of Birmingham’s Drama and Theatre Arts department, which has sparked Danielle's interest in everyday performance and how performances can be political. Political performance addresses a wide range of topics from protest to people-watching, begging to busking.
Wear comfortable footwear
Dress according to the weather
Please do not seek to vocally or physically challenge the authorities in the places that we visit in an overt manner. What we are exploring here is a silent challenge and Still Walking does not condone any antisocial behavior.