Serpent of Capitalism

Research output: Performances, compositions and other non-textual formsPerformance



On Saturday 30 October 2021 I was part of Walker and Bromwich’s Serpent of Capitalism, a promenade protest performed on to welcome Climate Pilgrims to Glasgow’s COP26, the United Nations Conference on Climate Change.

This is what Walker and Bromwich say about the Serpent on their website:

Channelling the ancient Serpent Goddess, symbol of creation and regeneration the artists devised workshops and a ritual that invited audiences and participants at the festival to think about the strangle hold of Capitalism on our society and what the alternatives might be. The processions become a kind of ritualistic act that called on the Serpent of Creation to shed its skin that has become corrupted by capitalism and to take on another form

The original image of The Serpent of Capitalism is found in an anarchist poster from the 1909.


Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished or Performed - 30 Oct 2021
EventCOP26 - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 30 Oct 202114 Nov 2021

Author keywords

  • capitalism, activism, protest, performance, art, tongue