Part 1 of 4: provide examples of art that makes the hidden transcript public. They can include:•songs •paintings/murals/graffiti •Performances or poems or literature •other artistic works
a). James C. Scott’s literary work on “arts of resistance.”
b). Mural by Alaa and Ammar Abo Bakr graffiti near Cairo’s Tahrir Square
Part 2 of 4: What is the hidden transcript that is being made public in your examples?
Scott has provided the perspective on hegemony and invincible power that is influential. In short, resistance and oppression are always in constant flax and that rebellion is the weapon of the oppressed. The same has inspired the Egyptian revolution artist Abu Bakr and Alaa to paint a graffiti near Tahrir Square the center of Egyptian revolution whose art support the culture of rebellion in the urban population of Cairo.
Part 3 of 4: Explain how these make the hidden transcript public?
Both pieces of Art carry the concept of hidden transcripts since they discuss the topic of power and resistance. During the times of conflicts like the Egyptian civilians clash with politicians during their protest against tyrants like Hosni Mubarak, then these arts reveal the hidden frontiers that entail the hidden feelings of the public. The arts inspire people to take up to resistance.
Part 4 of 4: Are these examples of infrapolitics, or “subcultures of resistance”, or both? Why?
These are example of both infrapolitics and subcultures of resistance since they help to humanize that even during the worst of clashes between the people and dictatorial regimes, art can be complex documents that engineer the people to continue their fight to obtain their desires.