“Quis Custodiet Ipsus Custodes?” — “Who Shall Watch the Watchers Themselves?”

Quis poster by artist Johanna Mueller
Quis poster by artist Johanna Mueller

Day Eight’s Quis project is community exploration of security engaging artists, policy leaders, and the public in conversation about the nature of security. The mission of Quis is to encourage engagement with the issues of citizenship that are embedded in questions about local, community, and national security. The project is interested in how we – as individuals and communities – define and pursue security. Project director/choreographer Robert Bettmann states, “Especially since 9/11, and the financial crisis, I have been grappling with issues of national and personal security, and I know I’m not alone. What can we do to be safe, as individuals and communities, and how does that impact security outside our communities?”

The company began the Quis project with the support of a successful Kickstarter campaign. Click here to view the project website.

For Quis Custodiet, Day Eight/Bettmann teamed with glass and video artist Tim Tate (video/set design) and artist Johanna Mueller (image design).