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Increasing Public Space with Ice Cream, Karaoke and Magic

(0) Comments | Posted September 16, 2008 | 3:55 PM

Increasingly, the experience of an activated public space, a space full of political vitriol and community participation, is a rarity. We could point toward moments of political protest or rallies, but whatever happened to the spaces of regular activity? The place where folks are not forced into political positions but...

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From Denver With Love

(0) Comments | Posted September 4, 2008 | 5:50 PM

On a sunny Wednesday at the DNC, with the streets of Denver full of riot police and Obama-mania, artist Sharon Hayes produced an unlikely protest equipped. Titled Revolutionary Love: I am Your Worst Fear, this performance piece in the center of DNC madness was a mass reading of a first...

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Waterboarding as Political Sideshow

(0) Comments | Posted August 26, 2008 | 7:08 PM

On Saturday July 26th, next door to the Circus Sideshow in Coney Island (featuring sword swallowers, magicians and performers capable of digesting grubs and snot), artist Steve Powers opened a sideshow of his own. Entitled The Waterboard Thrill Ride, this madcap installation invites visitors to put a buck into a...

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Art, Politics, and 1968

(0) Comments | Posted August 13, 2008 | 2:45 PM

On Saturday, August 2 artist Mark Tribe will organize a reenactment of an Angela Davis speech from 1969 connecting the liberation of domestic political prisoners from the civil rights movement with the war in Vietnam. A performer portraying Davis will stand at a podium and deliver the speech at its...

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