Performative violence

The meeting is part of the cycle "Performance of protest"

Guests: Anna Zawadzka (Anka Zet), Yga Kostrzewa – działaczki LGBT, organizatorki licznych kampanii i akcji społecznych

Provocation, which aims to draw attention and trigger a reaction, often extreme and brutal, repeatedly in the form of criminal repression using the whole apparatus of power and legal system, is the most effective form of breaking through to public opinion due to its long-term legal and media consequences. It may be a way to visualize a specific problem, and at the same time the cause of protest and a means to provoke public debate. Provocation is by definition a controversy, and therefore it can also directly turn against protesters and their environment. Due to its specific power to reveal real violence through the use of symbolic violence, provocation has outstanding performative values.