Artists respond to Election

THIS MACHINE, in association with Bad and Nasty’s “Not My President's Day" 

Diverse performers, artists, thinkers, and makers of all kinds from Minneapolis, around the country and the world come together to redefine our public space from one of singular and stagnant violence and isolation to one of connection, complexity and motion in repsonse to the recent election.


We are building THIS MACHINE, public, site-specific performances that will begin in various sites in the Twin Cities, move onto public transit lines, and culminate at The Red Stag Supperclub (thank you, Kim Bartmann!) for an evening of performance, conversation, and shared food and drink. 


Let’s take up space together for integrity, empowerment, and humanity. Through art, embodiment, and activation of public space, we will resist, we will commune, we will build THIS MACHINE. If you want to participate contact me or Jess Kiel-Wornson at or join the FB page THIS MACHINE (Twin Cities, associated with Bad and Nasty Performance series)