Name: Alleged Theft Silences Art Critical of U.S. Leaders

Date:  1995 - 2005

Location:  North America

SubjectPolitical/Economic/Social Opinion

MediumElectronic Media , Mixed Media , Installation

Artist: Mary Golden

Confronting Bodies: unknown

Date of Action: January 2003

Specific Location: Boudler Public Library, Boulder Colorado

Description of Artwork: Interactive audio featuring orations of the Bill of Rights and editorials critical of the Homeland Security Act. The piece's cornerstone is a map of the Middle East overlaid by a transparent chessboard checkered with dollar signs. The chess pieces are salt and pepper shakers filled alternatively with black beans and rice.

Description of Incident: An audio tape of editorials critical of the Homeland Security Act was stolen from the installation.

Results of Incident: A report was filed with the Bolder police.

Source: NCAC based on an article in The Daily Camera

Submitted By: Peter Silverman

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