6 May 2015
Trafalgar Square, London
Over the past twelve-months Inheritance have been working with artists Malin Arnell, Kajsa Dahlberg, Johanna Gustavsson and Fia-Stina Sandlund to stage a public reading of Zoe Leonard's 1992 manifesto "I want a President...". The event took place on the eve of the UK General Election 2015 and is part of a series of readings that have happened internationally that attempt to orientate a recent history of queer and feminist political struggle toward a set of present concerns.
The first reading was initiated by Arnell, Dahlberg, Gustavsson and Sandlund in Stockholm to coincide with the 2010 Swedish General Election. The artists invited friends and comrades to read Leonard’s text in a Sergels Torg, a public square with long history of political activity, as a “response to an increasingly neoliberal political climate in a country just about to give space in parliament to an upcoming fascist, racist and homophobic party”.