In Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA) Screeds #13, 16, 20, and 29 (2003) Sharon Hayes recites the declarations made by Patty Hearst on four audiotapes that were delivered to underground radio stations in 1974. By changing Hearst’s statements from auditory announcements to textual transcripts to a visual performance in front of an audience, Hayes’s work explores not just the rhetorical and performative affects of political modes of address, but also the importance of transmission and circulation processes in the formation of publics.

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