The Preachers

Steve Norman's avatar Steve Norman

"The Preachers" is an interactive experience. It creates space for reflection on personal experience, culture, expression and privilege. Most religious establishments only allow approved people to speak. As a result, ordinary voices do not get access to the "pulpit" to share their stories, grievances and dreams. "The Preachers" inverts this model. Rather than an official clergy person preaching, the artist (an ordained pastor) will sit and listen on a hand-made, wooden pew. Spectators and passersby will be invited to "preach" from a matching wooden pulpit for no more than five minutes. Their comments may be spontaneous or prepared. "The Preachers" asks: What happens when those with the pulpit stop preaching and start listening? What can we learn from the "preachers" who are all around us? This exhibit will be live on: 9/19, 9/22, 9/23, 9/28, 9/29, 9/30 from 4-7p, 10/4 5-8p & 10/7 3-6p

Entry Details
  • Art form: Time-Based
  • Depth: 10'
  • Medium: Wood / Spoken word
  • Width: 10'
  • Year created: 2018
  • Height: 15'