August 13, 2009
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Demonstration 13th june 2009, San Francisco
Headlands Center for the Arts
Photo: Gareth Spoor

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As the second instalment of ‘the art march,’ Demonstration 14th of June departs from the traditional protest setting, becoming instead a sort of a pilgrimage, a building of community and as was the case, a short test of endurance. 35 participants, each carrying a recreation of Olle Baertling’s abstract painting in the form of a placard, initially imagined a short and/or circular walk; the reality was instead a 3 hour-long hike throughout the San Francisco countryside. Diverting from Demonstration 5 December 2007, this performance employs Baertling’s images as a tool for experience and the building of comaraderie, rather than the sole primary material for this