To Live Outside the Law You Must be Honest is comprised of 3 scripted video works, each performed by the same actor, Ian Burns, in different roles. The main video is recorded in Christiania, a free town in the centre of Copenhagen that was created in the early 1970’s. Under increasing outside pressure, it manages to operate without private ownership and through a system of consensus democracy, up to today. Informed by interviews with Christiania’s residents, the video addresses issues of self-government and self-policing. The other 2 videos were filmed in London, and are based on interviews with self-pronounced libertarians on the left and right in the political spectrum. In all 3 works the issues of freedom and participatory democracy are addresssed, but very different conclusions are drawn. This work was produced with the Christiania Researcher in Residence Program.