Reverend Billy comes to Revolution Books 09-21-11

September 21, Wednesday, 7 pm
Reverend Billy and Savitri D discuss their new book The Reverend Billy Project: From Rehearsal Hall to Super Mall with the Church of Life After Shopping.  Bill Talen and Savitri D are radical performance artists who lead dozens of cohorts to perform guerilla theater that skewers consumerism and exorcise shopping malls, cash registers. Their book is a behind the scenes account of their adventures, activism and ...arrests.

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"We are a post religious church. We hold “services” wherever we can, in concert halls, theaters, churches, community centers, forests, fields, parking lots, mall atriums, and perhaps most importantly, inside stores, as close to the cash register as we can get, within spitting distance of the point of purchase."

"The Church of Earthalujah is a New York City based radical performance community, with 50 performing members and a congregation in the thousands. They are wild anti-consumerist gospel shouters, earth loving urban activists who have worked with communities on 4 continents defending land, life and imagination from reckless development and the extractive imperatives of global capital. They employ multiple tactics and creative strategies, including cash register exorcisms, retail interventions, cell phone operas combined with grass roots organizing and media activism. They are entertainers and artists, performing regularly throughout The US and Europe."