Proclaiming a Free State for art
On the 22nd of August 2015 Rebecca W M proclaimed a new free state in Copeland Industrial Park, Peckham, London. It was a free state with no pre-set rules or regulations, not subject to British law or at the mercy of Westminster. The manifesto for the new state was created by members of the public. From Peckham’s Truth Booth Rebecca W M invited members of the public to step up to the table and join her in creating the New Free State of Copeland. Since then she has brought 'The Free State of Copeland' to different areas of the country. The results are published in the 'Manifestos' section of the website.
Rebecca Morris is a live artist and director concerned with the politics and the absurdity of the everyday. Her work has showcased work at Buzzcut festival in Glasgow, Holloway arts festival, Camden’s Roundhouse, for Cryptic’s Sonic-A festival in Glasgow, and also Summerhall in Edinburgh.