[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n June 20 2014, the director of the Malta Festival Poznań Michał Merczyński cancelled the presentation of Rodrigo Garcia’s show “Golgota Picnic”. The decision was made after warnings from the police which declared that in the face of mobilized extreme right-wing groups it is not able to assure the safety of spectators and artists. This situation is a violation of constitutional rights of the citizens to safety, freedom of expression, freedom of artistic creation and freedom to access to cultural goods.
We – artists, spectators, producers, critics, activists across Poland – are taking things in our own hands. This is a grassroots initiative to organize a GOLGOTA PICNIC across the whole country. Rodrigo Garcia supports our cause and gave us permission to use the text and the video recording of his performance.
Photo gallery – Golgota Picnic Group Reading in Warsaw
Courtesy of Krytyka Polityczna, photo by Maciej Komorowski.