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Announcement :: Organizing
Giant pieces of Chalk to appear on Boston Common this weekend!
01 Jul 2004
Modified: 01:46:29 PM
This July 2, 3, 4 the artists Allora and Calzadilla will distribute a public art project on the Boston Common (that will hopefully migrate elsewhere) entitled "Chalk"
Very simply, it consists of 32 gigantic 6 ft. sticks of chalk which passersby are free to break apart, abscond with, draw, write. This ephemeral counter-monument aims to reactivate the Common and its environs as a zone of agonistic debate on a holiday usually given over to the celebration of a homogenous patriotic identity.

The artists initially wanted to do it during DNC, but the city wouldnt give the Institute of Contemporary Art permission. Check out the review of their work in adbusters (link w/images below)

Also, there will be a pamphlet called "Common Sense?" distributed along with the work that contains some interesting archival images of communists, antiwar, civil rights folks on the common over the years, along with a brief note on the criminalization of the Abu Ghraib protest at the recruitment center across from the Common.

hope you can check it out

best

Yates Mckee
See also:
http://www.adbusters.org/magazine/53/features/insurgent_inquiry.html
http://www.icaboston.org/Home/VitaBrevis/VitaBrevis/Upcoming/Chalk

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On the Common during the DNC
01 Jul 2004
If you want space on the Common during the DNC you should contact the folks organizing the bazaar and bring it there as well.

bazaar (at) blackteasociety.org