Re: _This_ is not a hoax!


Subject: Re: _This_ is not a hoax!
From: macCormac (macCormac@shaw.ca)
Date: Fri Jul 09 2004 - 13:48:58 EDT


count me in :-) en joyeux ! ! ! et solidarité

njcross wrote:

> Date: Wed, 7 Jul 2004 12:50:58 +0100
> From: douglas benford <douglas@benfo.demon.co.uk>
> Subject: London: Steve Kurtz benefit w. KODWO ESHUN, SI-CUT.DB
>
> ART IS NOT TERRORISM: STEVE KURTZ
>
> Friday 9 July (7pm onwards)
> @ The Courtroom, Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial St., E1 (020.7247.5102)
> Tube: Aldgate East Price: free, but suggested donation of £24
>
> "When Steve Kurtz rang the paramedics on 11/05/04 because his wife
> was in the spasms of a heart attack, they, upon noticing the lab equipment
> in his home, later notified the FBI. Kurtz was "detained" for being a
> suspected bioterrorist. A founding member of the Critical Art Ensemble,
> he was in the process of creating a piece for MassMoCA's The
> Interventionist exhibition. The work, at that moment in Petri dishes (simple
> bacteria) and test tubes, was intended to be part of Free Range Grains,
> a piece designed to question genetically modified foods. Since then, the
> charges of bioterrorism have been dropped in place of others. Of course,
> it's obvious that any bioterrorist would ring the paramedics with his weapons
> all laid out... All this highlights the problems of the recent American Patriot
> Act. As part of a series of international fund-raisers for the payment of his
> defence, critic and poet Barry Schwabsky (co-editor international reviews,
> Artforum and Kultureflash.net contributing editor), Warren Neidich (visiting
> artist at Goldsmiths from NY) and Anjalika Sagar (artist, UK), with The Arts
> Catalyst and Artsadmin have organised drinks and food (donated by *Story)
> and celeb speakers as well as exclusive footage of Kurtz speaking. Music
> will be provided by SI-CUT.DB and a DJ set by KODWO ESHUN.
> Your support is required!
>
> NB: so they can accommodate the hordes, please email/RSVP:
> info@artscatalyst.org or ring 020.7375.3690."



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