PROPAGANDA PROJECT

 

Witches Union Hall Propaganda Project 007Propaganda is a tool. It has been used against Witches for hundreds of years with both horrific and humorous results. This project is an attempt to reclaim some of this propaganda and use it to our own ends. By juxtaposing images and texts; from medieval woodcuts depicting torture to Hollywood’s favorite villians and many obscure sources in between, the images created may be used to playfully counter some of the centuries-old stigma against witches that is deeply rooted in our fears and fantasies about shadow, mystery, feminized sexuality, death and the power of nature.

“Our strategy is to confirm and confound expectations. We are, after all, Shape Shifters!”                     – FASTWÜRMS

“What makes queer theory so useful to those marginalized communities that must confront the pigeonholing stereotypes that overdetermine and essentialize identities? The tactics of reclamation, reappropriation and disidentification used in queer theory and praxis give non-normative identities agency as well as question the seemingly stable systems that render them as other. These tactics acknowledge stereotypes, transpose them and then subvert them to form new models of identity.”             – Lacey Jane Roberts, from essay “Put Your Thing Down, Flip It and Reverse It”

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You can download pdfs of all the posters with these links:
GET A TASTE – Witches Union Hall Propaganda Project
IT WONT BE THE WITCHES – Witches Union Hall Propaganda Project
OLD GODDS NO MASTERS – Witches Union Hall Propaganda Project
THE SUPERNATURAL – Witches Union Hall Propaganda Project
WHERE THERES FEAR – Witches Union Hall Propaganda Project
YOU SAY WERE WITCHES – Witches Union Hall Propaganda Project
YOULL BELIEVE – Witches Union Hall Propaganda Project

 

 

 

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