Friday, July 17, 2015
2002, MAY, BOSTON, MOUTH STUFFED BY AMERICAN FLAGS
BOSTON HARBOR INTERNATIONAL ART EXCHANGE PROGRAM BETWEEN MOBIUS AND ARTISTS FROM ZADAR (CROATIA) OUTDOOR PERFORMANCE "FEED ME (FIRST AMENDMENT)"
A long (endless) strip of American flags ran from bridge railings directly to my mouth. While my mouth was stuffed to the maximum by the other end of this colorful fabric, I gave a lecture about freedom of speech and its irreplaceable importance in the healthy life of a democratic society under any circumstances. I used a powerful speaker and a hidden wireless microphone, but my voice was distorted by the stuffing to the degree that walkers passing on the bridge could hear just my murmuring. As an accompanying audio track I used an endless repetition of a sampled announcement of Coordinated Universal Time - a reminder that nothing lasts forever.