David Pledger Is Running For Office
In the context of the 2016 Federal Election, dp launched a durational artwork in the form of a campaign, seeking to be elected for various offices in multiple contexts over a number of years.
dp asks how should artists and politicians behave in a time when civil society and political culture are profoundly disconnected ? What is an artist? What is a politician? And what kind of politician might an artist be?
At the conclusion of his ‘campaign’ dp was elected Federal Minister for Empathy by 42 of the generally assembled. The Ministry for Empathy was launched on June 22, 2018.
Voluntary Contributions collected from some attendees at ATF 2015 with the intention of forming an Artists’ Party were transferred to David Pledger is Running for Office.