Tim Murphy NYC Writer

MARATHON FILIBUSTERS, VIA A SCARY CLOWN

MARATHON FILIBUSTERS, VIA A SCARY CLOWN

Rachel Mason is a New York artist who uses sculpture, performance and other media to get inside the heads of political leaders. Recently, she was intrigued by the performative aspects of marathon filibusters delivered by U.S. Senator Rand Paul and Texas Senator Wendy Davis, who spoke for hours on end to stop an abortion ban in her state from being passed. For the NYT’s After Hours, I stopped by Mason’s live lip-sync of (a small slice of!) both bravura orations.