Public Demands is a creative stand-off and endurance test between the artist, Jason Sweeney, and his audience. The public is invited to make demands of Jason for a 6 weeks, during which time he must respond by making performances, songs, sound, films and text. The public becomethe provocateurs and content providers – the ones who provide the creative fuel for art work to happen.
This is the risk. Jason must be ready at all times for a public provocation.
Demands must, however, adhere to five artform options only: a pop song, a structuralist film, a soundscape, a three minute documented performance and a relentless list. The public can demand what any of these options will be ‘about’, thus leaving Jason with the task of interpreting each one with a sudden creative response. All material will be blogged and uploaded to this website for the demanders, and general public, to watch, read and listen.
The underlying idea is that Jason is giving back to the audience by accepting their ‘demanding submissions’ – a direct, active, creative two-way engagement.
THIS IS AN AUDIENCE vs. ARTIST PROJECT.
Only by way of an audience submission is this work is possible.
Public Demands does not rely on monetary exchange to participate – but relies the imagination and generosity of the wider public – and the subsequent imagination and renegade nature of the artist, Jason Sweeney.