Willing Participant Response #1
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On Sunday, April 28th from 12–4pm, the public was invited to the New Museum (as part of Ideas City) to dissect and unravel the news of the day. The assembled group decided that the media sells fear and celebrates a police state, as evident in the narratives surrounding the Boston bombings.

We created a response that uses the bodies of participants to create a mobile sculpture. Each participant had the opportunity to offer a prompt to the group (i.e. a series of words preferably but not exclusively limited to the subject above), and the group would respond by freezing in a pose. Then, that same participant could make edits to each body and re-join the group.

photo: Caitlin Ruttle
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