Ruth Barker

Caesar: I am for Art

2006

I am for art as a gallows

I am for art as a hung jury

I am for art as a last meal

I am for art as an electric chair

I am for art as a detention without trial

I am for art as a windowless room

I am for art as a wrongfully accused

I am for art as an appeal

I am for art as a guilty plea

I am for art as a dock

I am for art as a gavel

I am for art as a loophole in the law

I am for art as a repeat offender

I am for art as a women’s prison

I am for art as a young offender’s institute

I am for art as a detention centre

I am for art as a man inside

I am for art as a mucking out of the slops

I am for art as a premeditation

I am for art as an innocent proven guilty

I am for art as a guilty proven innocent

I am for art as a deportation

I am for art as an eye for an eye

I am for art as a prosecution service

I am for art as an electronic tag

I am for art as a life meaning life

I am for art as a cell door

I am for art as a death in custody

I am for art as a thumbscrew

I am for art as a kneecapping

I am for art as a regime

I am for art as an execution

I am for art as a truth and reconciliation committee

I am for art as a victim’s parent

I am for art as a gun

I am for art as a crime of passion

 

I am for art as a single blow to the skull

I am for art as a gallows