Tuesday, 2 February 2016

#makinguse 11

Reverend Billy & The Stop Shopping Choir is a radical performance community based in New York City and led by the Reverend Bill Talen, an artist, activist, and self-styled lay preacher. Appropriating the gesture and tone of the televangelical minister, the Reverend and the Choir focus their canonical message on the destructive ills of pollutants, consumerism, and gentrification. The Reverend Billy Project by Savitri D and Bill Talen is a firsthand account of the Reverend’s work, from his early Starbucks “casting out of demons from cash registers” continuing across several continents, up to his run for Mayor of New York City in 2009.