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News :: Human Rights : Organizing
Performance Art Protest
04 Jun 2004
Modified: 10:03:54 AM
Performance Artist Rose Hill, dressed as a prisoner at the Abu Ghraib prison.
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Rose Hill, a performance artist who lives and works in Boston, performed a piece entitled "A Spoon Full of Sugar" on the Boston Common on May 21st.
She stood for over an hour with her arms outstreched holding a teaspoon of sugar in each hand. As viewers approached the piece they found a pamphlet with a short explanation of the action and could hear Rose quietly singing "Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down." The police were present on the common from the beginning through the end of the piece, which lasted over an hour. No questions were asked by the police, no threats were made and she was not arrested.
On the contrary, many people who viewed the piece and spoke to the artist and other witnesses were very supportive and thanked Rose for her work.
This could be a line of defense for JP who did almost the exact thing just four days later. Rose's sugar could just as easily and unjustifiably been interpreted as an anthrax threat.
How insane to think that JP's peacefull protest could be mishandled in this way.
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Re: Performance Art Protest
04 Jun 2004
Great Stuff! Fight the power. Free Joe Prew!