Free Speech Equaliser 9000: Crab Museum

The Free Speech Equaliser is a cutting-edge technological response to equality and power relations. Having collated and processed information submitted by the public, we will hold an event to broadcast data at a volume decided upon by the Free Speech Equaliser’s top-secret Privilege Matrix. This event will be invigilated by a scientist.

What is your practice?

Our practice lies at the confluence of data sonification, self-reflexivity and politically-charged thought experiments.

What drew you to this artform?

Our own experiences growing up in Margate.

Who is your art hero?

The local performance artist Ian Driver.

As restrictions are lifting where will you be heading to first in Margate?

Wetherspoons (ironically)

Tell us a bit about this place

It’s a right-wing pub chain 

What do you see the artists role being in the overall effort to dismantle systemic racism?

The artist’s role in any effort to dismantle racism is to highlight and criticise unequal structures of power – that is, all structures of power – wherever they may be found. For the artist, this obligation should begin with an acknowledgement of the privileged, corporate nature of contemporary art as well as the systems it unconsciously sustains.