Insurance Readers Theater Project
Take definitions of standard terms of an insurance contract as description of roles in a theater play, assign each person a role;
Take the insurance contract as a theatre play script (and furthermore, as voices*), each person reads in sequence the relevant parts where his or her assigned role is concerned.
* According to Franco Berardi, the only way to overcome the problem of stagnated sociality symptomatic of financial capitalism is by poetry and voice. Poetry, ‘the excess of sensuousness’, can ‘[reactivate] the emotional body, and therefore [reactivate] social solidarity’ whilst voice ‘cannot be reduced to the operational function of language.’ (requoted from Daniel Hartley)
Please contact the author for a sample of insurance contract/script, or feel free to use your own contracts.