Tools for Action is the collective name of a series of inflatables modeled on everyday objects, the dimensions of which have been scaled-up to gigantic proportion. Used mainly in interactions during protests and public gatherings, these objects adopt the form of a range of items, including huge pavement bricks, rainbows, icebergs, or hammers (see: artistic competence). Simple to build, they can be created with a manual; once unleashed, they prove difficult to stop. A special feature of the inflated tools is their power to transform a fiercely violent and confrontational situation into an event not far-removed from a fun activity or a game (see: making use). Therefore a Tools for Action tool is perfect for a riot or demonstration. They modify the choreography of a protest, lending a new dynamic to public interactions, while transforming the aesthetic of protest. They make a sudden appearance as conspicuous objects that build a community of users (see: coefficient of art). Mobile, distinctive, and useful, they are extremely fit for their function – to demonstrate resistance.
MAKING USE. LIFE IN POSTARTISTIC TIMES IS AN EXHIBITION AND PUBLIC PROGRAM FEATURING MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED PARTICIPANTS