Provincetown artist and provocateur Jay Critchley presents the results of his deep dive into the pre- and post-Columbian Americas and unearths the human violence and ecological results of colonization. Find out why he calls this the “Moo Moo World”, not the “New World”. This year we commemorate the historic and exalted Mayflower Compact, a democratic document signed in Provincetown Harbor in 1620 by forty-one white Christian men. Native Americans were not consulted. Neither were women.
In his feminist send up of the Mayflower Compact he asks, Isn’t it time for women to hoist the sails of state and take command? Celebrating the centennial of the 19th Amendment with women’s right to vote, it’s time to reclaim and re-write a value-added Mayflower Compact – for now and for the future! Caesar said it with flair, as did the Pilgrims: Veni, vidi, vici. We came. We saw. We conquered. And now it’s women’s turn!