Friday, January 13, 2006

At least they tried... I Suppose...

Last month, the Danish artists’ group Parallel Action attempted to culturally hijack Guantanamo Bay with the aid of a ghettoblaster and a recording of Beethoven’s Third Symphony. Unfortunately, they could not find anyone to help them get to the base from Jamaica. In 2003, the group toured Iraq for three weeks with a box called Democracy in the lead-up to the January 2004 elections. The box contained some tea and coffee cups, pencils, and proposals for world democracy. “We were in the position of court jesters,” said the leader of his Iraq venture."

I'm assumming no one else heard of these two Performance Art adventures, either. Makes you wonder if Parallel Action shouldn't spend more time in the studio DISCUSSING their plans BEFORE acting on them. - DN

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