Chelsea’s Wall


The Influencers Festival CCCB Barcelona 2015

Chelsea Manning is an IT specialist and former member of the US army. In 2013 she was sentenced to 35 years in prison by a military court for the disclosure of secret military documents to WikiLeaks.

Chelsea’s Wall picks out and amplifies Manning’s voice, a Twitter stream that talks about whistleblowing and its direct personal consequences, prison life and her physical transition to becoming a woman. Out of the tumultuous, never-ending flow of information on the internet, her tweets may be finally read as what they really are: a political thought, a burst of emotions, a call to action and an invitation to never surrender.

This public intervention was co-produced by !Mediengruppe Bitnik and The Influencers 2015 and realized in October 2015 at the same time in Barcelona and at the Elevate Festival Graz (Austria).