#MYPROTEST

2014 – 2016

#MYPROTEST was an anonymous (at the time) performance & media art project, and social media experiment exploring the theme of protest and alternative protest methods. I suited up and cycled around in traffic on an electric bike for over 40 days around downtown Ottawa, and harvested posts and photo documentation from social media.
The performance resulted in a 7-page, mostly redacted RCMP investigation into my art practice that I discovered through an ATIPS request.

#MYPROTEST A short film by ADORNATO
#MYPROTEST A short film by ADORNATO
Adornato near Parliament Hill, Ottawa. Photo by Zara Ansar
Adornato near Parliament Hill, Ottawa. Photo by Zara Ansar 2023, digital image, 1 × 1 in
#MYPROTEST performance. Photo by Tanya Snook
#MYPROTEST performance. Photo by Tanya Snook 2023, social media screen grab, 4 × 3 in
Harvested social media photos from the public.
Harvested social media photos from the public. 2023, social media screen grab, 2 × 4 in
Photo by Joanne Rycaj Guillemette
Photo by Joanne Rycaj Guillemette 2023, social media screen grab, 2 × 4 in
Dystopian Poster #7. Photo by Jamie Kronick
Dystopian Poster #7. Photo by Jamie Kronick 2023, digital image, 12 × 18 in
Interview on CBC’s All in a Day with Alan Neal
Interview on CBC’s All in a Day with Alan Neal 2023, digital image, 2 × 4 in
Harvested social media photos from the public.
Harvested social media photos from the public. 2023, social media screen grab, 2 × 4 in
Rolling Stones cover pitch
Rolling Stones cover pitch 2023, digital image, 2 × 4 in
Maclean’s Cover photo pitch
Maclean’s Cover photo pitch 2023, digital image, 2 × 4 in
#MYPROTEST Kayaking on the Ottawa Canal
#MYPROTEST Kayaking on the Ottawa Canal 2023, social media screen grab, 2 × 4 in
Redacted RCMP investigation in to #MYPROTEST
Redacted RCMP investigation in to #MYPROTEST 2023, digital image, 2 × 4 in
Redacted RCMP investigation in to #MYPROTEST
Redacted RCMP investigation in to #MYPROTEST 2023, digital image, 2 × 4 in
Redacted RCMP investigation in to #MYPROTEST
Redacted RCMP investigation in to #MYPROTEST 2023, digital image, 2 × 4 in
Redacted RCMP investigation in to #MYPROTEST
Redacted RCMP investigation in to #MYPROTEST 2023, digital image, 4 × 4 in
#MYPROTEST, A Canadian Heritage Moment
#MYPROTEST, A Canadian Heritage Moment 2023, digital image, 2 × 4 in
Adornato’s 2014 #MYPROTEST Manifesto
Adornato’s 2014 #MYPROTEST Manifesto 2016, wood, 18 × 24 in