emily’s tiny revolution

  • date: 5 october 2019
  • challenge category: democracy
  • selected tactic: tiny subvertisement
  • difficulty rating: doable
  • current status: completed

scomo bubbles for emily

the tiny revolutions team picked prime minister scott morrison as a politician who doesn’t like answering questions, often referring to news items he doesn’t walk to talk about as canberra “bubble questions” and “gossip”. 

we reworked the poster from the last election to include the pm’s two most famous question invading quotes… and installed them in front of the liberal party’s western australian headquarters.  


the submission:

“It has become an increasingly bland, stagnant and ineffectual charade.

Meanwhile: everything else.”

emily, 5.10.19.

the thinking:

what is the idea we are moving forward with?

a series of replica campaign adverts of each party leader – head and shoulder shot
the identity of the candidate is blanked out and replaced by a ‘generic politicians response’ to a question they don’t want to answer.
intent – to challenge the erosion of fundamental principle of democracy raised in this submission.
to show that politicians of any party play the same short term / risk averse and ineffectual games.

how can we do it?

series of a1 posters – remida have a whole series of existing ones from previous election that we could get hold of and customise

where does it need to take place?

posters re-appear outside in the vicinity of electorate offices.

are there any legal implications to the activity?

wording around the quotes and they need to be fact checked as reputable quotes

tactic: subvertisement