Kedela wer kalyakoorl ngalak Wadjak boodjak yaak.

Today and always, we stand on the traditional land of the Whadjuk Noongar people.

Danielle Freakley Dictator 2021. Speakers, microphones, water sculpture, video, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist. Install image – The Art Gallery of Western Australia, The View From Here, November 2021. Photo by Rebecca Mansell.

Equal Opportunity to be a Dictator

Book your unique opportunity to be…a dictator.

Enter the lava cliffs, caves and seas to take part in this verbal artwork where you can tell other people what to say.

Bring along your friends, family, colleagues and partners to co-dictate each other before the show closes 31 January.

In Equal Opportunity to be a Dictator audiences are invited to try and dictate each other’s words in conversation on microphones placed on sculptured cliff edges and caves. The magic word is “say” when offering others words to say.




These sessions will be facilitated by artist Danielle Freakley and are for a minimum of two people and a maximum of six. The artist would like to record participation and you will be asked for consent.


Danielle Freakley

Danielle Freakley is a Seychellois-Australian artist working in performance, social practice, interactive systems and sculpture. People can often accidentally collaborate with her, just through bumping into her in everyday life. Her works can distort social communication, exposing lurking historical relationships, private subtexts, and slide into an unfading pit of de-authorship.

She is a First Selection Finalist in the Arte Laguna Prize – Venice Arsenale, exhibited at Tate – Liverpool Biennial, Museum of Contemporary Art – Sydney, Performa – Performance Biennial of New York, and in various other international biennials, triennials, national galleries, state galleries, contemporary art spaces, kitchen floors, snake temples, theme parks, clothes, bins, beaches, mouths, train station toilets and graves.