Tripwires


Photo Credit: Pablo Conejo

Tripwires was a training programme using the arts to create a safe space to explore and express ideas of freedom of expression, self-censorship and offence. Each week there was a different theme – music, satire, acrobatics, banned plays, film, photography. Belarus Free Theatre visited the group as well as Burmese artist Htein Lin, young visitors from

Georgia and Abkhazia and Afghanistan and other Index contributors.

Tripwires used all art forms to process ideas creatively so exploring physically and intellectually what freedom of expression means to young Londoners today. The project created a space for people who express themselves in all sorts of ways to contribute to debate.

The project culminated in an interactive multi-media performance about censorship and freedom of expression where participants asked the question: Where do you draw the line?