WePolter! is a loose network of artists who, through their practice cross, blur or erase the line between art and politics. We are not affiliated with any political party, but are nonetheless committed to bringing about fundamental and lasting social, environmental and economic change.
Since occasionally it makes sense for us strategically to pool our resources, we have created the Polterparty, a ghost or ‘Geist’ of sorts that can act like a political party without actually being one. It allows us to run, engage with or insert ourselves into political campaigns, utilising the media, the internet, billboards and whatever other means, methods and platforms we deem appropriate to initiate and amplify political debates around issues of public concern. Whether we work individually, in groups or through the Polterparty, we maintain our independence at all times, always only speak for ourselves and reject the idea of others speaking on our behalf.
WePolter! is an inclusive and hence by definition a pluralist network. We therefore reject the idea of political art as a category or label. All art can and under certain conditions will be political. Equally, just because something is topical or controversial does not mean that it is necessarily political. For art to be truly political ontologically, it has to cross, blur or erase some line. In a way, in the eyes of some people, usually someone in power, it has to stop being art.
We welcome enquiries from anyone interested in joining or supporting us and we are always on the outlook for radical arts organisations and groups interested in helping us organise events/interventions in their region. To engage with us, please either drop us a line, or visit our Facebook and Twitter pages.