This election season, Creative Time and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council invite you to vent, rage, recite poetry, or perform at the Freedom of Expression National Monument. This giant red megaphone mounted atop a flight of stairs, was originally created in 1984 by Laurie Hawkinson, John Malpede, and Erika Rothenberg for Creative Time's Art on the Beach. It is being represented to coincide with this years election season, and will be on view from August 17 through November 13 in downtown New York's Foley Square. The sculpture will give New Yorkers an opportunity to have a significant impact--both by supporting artistic voices and offering the public a platform for dialogue.

We are currently inviting artists of all disciplines to fulfill the work's provocative potential. The speakers and events will be scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays at lunchtime and 4:30pm throughout the fall. Please note, this artwork is open to the public, and we are able to offer promotion of the events on our website, but we cannot offer an honorarium.

Please contact production@creativetime.org if you have a performance that you would like considered for this project."

- selma 8-02-2004 6:18 pm

"Creative Time and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council invite you to celebrate the opening of Freedom of Expression National Monument. The artwork, a giant red megaphone created by Laurie Hawkinson, John Malpede, and Erika Rothenberg, welcomes everyone to step up and speak up!

Date: Tuesday, August 17 (on view through November 13)
Time: 9:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m.
Place: Foley Square, Lower Manhattan (intersection Pearl and Centre Streets)
John Malpede, Sheryl Oring, Linda Pollack, Impact Repertory Theatre and more."

- selma 8-16-2004 7:20 pm [add a comment]

Well, I hope there were no takers. I walked by this morning right around 9 and well, no big thing (Or maybe I was just too early) It looks good though. I'm not too sure it inspires getting up and speaking one's mind however, it made me feel potential stage fright more than anything else. Perhaps too intimidating for the average pedestrian? After all, 20 feet up is a lot higher than climbing up on to a soapbox.
- selma 8-17-2004 9:51 pm [add a comment]

Here is what it looks like (sort of).
- selma 8-19-2004 6:23 pm [add a comment]

im not getting this link to work.
- bill 8-19-2004 7:05 pm [add a comment]

weird, it worked for me when I posted it (I checked it) but now it's not.
- selma 8-19-2004 7:07 pm [add a comment]

or here.
- selma 8-19-2004 7:12 pm [add a comment]

it ran when i parked it
- bill 8-19-2004 7:14 pm [add a comment]

  • are you accusing me of a "big lie"?

    - selma 8-19-2004 7:29 pm [add a comment]

  • just poking fun. no offence intended.
    - bill 8-19-2004 8:26 pm [add a comment]

    • I was teasing. I laughed. That is hard to get across though.
      - selma 8-19-2004 8:43 pm [add a comment]

its a great looking piece. i call that anthony caro red. constructivisty.
- bill 8-19-2004 7:23 pm [add a comment]

That's funny, I was thinking of di Suvero and his red.
- selma 8-19-2004 7:38 pm [add a comment]

or kubota red.
- bill 8-19-2004 8:21 pm [add a comment]

More like Rodchenko, who was a Red.
- alex 8-19-2004 8:45 pm [add a comment]

perfect alex.
- selma 8-19-2004 8:50 pm [add a comment]

- selma 8-19-2004 9:14 pm [add a comment]

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