When is a public park not a park?  When it is destabilized by a roaring train, behind enemy lines, somewhere, elsewhere, here, now.   

A public project in the temporary Clouet Gardens Park: an occupation of an unorganized territory in a conflict zone of disputed entitlement.  Bureaucratic file cases and deflated parachutes are caught up in the old oak tree while a surveillance beacon sweeps the perimeter of the park.  There is dark money, a control steering wheel, a couple of nomadic tents, megaphones, a swing and a dangling telephone.  The full text of the lawsuit against 94 Oil and Gas Companies is strung on a laundry line.  A chance to witness and participate.  The Fringe Festival, New Orleans.

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full project description on who what where page

new orleans fringe festival  

11/2014   mau schoettle  

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             enter the park, past the laundry line of posted public documents and dirty money

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to one of several desolate speaking places

 

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a telephone hangs from above

just in reach of the swing

 

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The full text of The Coastal Erosion Lawsuit is being processed paragraph by paragraph in the poetry generator. In this game of CONSEQUENCE nothing more is revealed.

daylight to dusk

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surviving it up

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unpacking the installation upon arrival in new orleans

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the full text of the Coastal Erosion Lawsuit, edged in the orange fabric of jumpsuits made for the incarcerated…trying to draw out connections