Brick x Brick is a public art performance that builds human “walls” against misogyny. During the wall performances, participants wear brick-patterned jumpsuits adorned with colorful brick patches bearing statements of misogynistic violence made by Donald Trump. Placing divisive words on the jumpsuits is a symbol of our resistance and determination to maintain control over our bodies. Linking hands to form community walls of individuals further blocks and subverts the harmful messages that subjugate women. When standing in wall formation, we hold silent space that amplifies our message and builds unity through passive participation with the audience.
Prior to the November 2016 United States presidential election, we built “walls” in eight different states including Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Virginia. We then joined forces (old and new!) in D.C., the day after Inauguration Day 2017, as an official partner of the Women's March on Washington.
BRICK X BRICK'S MISSION
We resist patriarchal, heteronormative, discriminatory and oppressive systems and structures of power. We stand in solidarity with an intersection of voices from all socio-economic, geographic, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including indigenous communities, people of color, people with disabilities and LGBTQIA communities. We acknowledge the strides women have made historically; we are continuing the work of those who have stood in resistance before us.
• In standing in solidarity against any actions that threaten civil and human rights.
• We are indivisible. One nation; one for all.
• Every life and every voice are equal.
• Misogyny, xenophobia, Islamophobia, racism, sexism, anti-Semitism, homophobia and bigotry have no place in our White House or in society.
• Black Lives Matter
• People with disabilities’ rights are human rights.
• LGBTQIA peoples’ rights are human rights.
• Indigenous peoples’ rights are human rights.
• Immigrants’ rights are human rights.
• Women’s rights are human rights.
• Environmental rights are human rights.
Misogyny has no place in the White House or society.
These are just a few of the statements of misogynistic violence made by President Elect Trump:
- Grab them by the pussy.
- Nasty Woman
- Miss Housekeeper
- Miss Piggy
- Disgusting Animal
- There was blood coming out of her eyes. Blood coming out of her wherever.
- Must be a pretty picture. You dropping to your knees.
- I’ve said if Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I would be dating her.
- A person who is flat-chested is very hard to be a 10.
- As long as you’ve got a young and beautiful piece of ass
- It depends what your definition of black is