The Impossibility of Freedom in a Country Founded on Slavery and Genocide

More Art has produced another fascinating public work of art in New York City: The Impossibility of Freedom in a Country Founded on Slavery and Genocide, conceived and performed by Dread Scott. Screen Shot 2014-10-28 at 2.58.30 PMWhile the title might be a mouthful, so is the concept, an idea that no one seems to want to accept or seriously consider beyond the platitudes spat in cross-fire talking-head vents. Screen Shot 2014-10-28 at 2.59.47 PMMr. Scott performed the work before two hundred transfixed spectators, many of them school children, under the Manhattan Bridge in Brooklyn in early October. Screen Shot 2014-10-28 at 2.58.56 PMA video of the work, recently released by More Art and available here, is worth viewing. Neither cute nor clever, it asks us instead what it is that we are doing with our lives in this world we cherish as free?Screen Shot 2014-10-28 at 2.59.59 PM

2 thoughts on “The Impossibility of Freedom in a Country Founded on Slavery and Genocide

  1. living out the humdrum, medicating ourselves, expanding our egos… there are other ways! bah! I will name my first pet – once I move out of my parents’ basement suite – HUMBUG!
    😉

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