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Old 04-01-2018, 11:37 PM   #1
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April 2nd, 2018: People’s Prison

It’s “street art” by a group called Indecline, but not on the street this time.
No this installation called People’s Prison was in a suite at Trump International Hotel and Tower, in NYC.

The clandestine and complex staging inside the belly of the commercial beast was completely legal and very temporary, leaving behind a pristine suite for the next guests to enjoy, but the interim concrete prison was darkly lit and gave off a cool, dank aura.
Open for invited guests for only a short window of time, the full-scale mise en scene gave a sordid and dark view of present and past politics and power, featuring the leader of the free world in a chandeliered prison with McDonald’s fast food wrappers and live rats at his feet.
I’m not sure it’s “completely legal” to bring live rats into a NYC hotel?

While you take in the completely temporary scene, helpful but quiet INDECLINE members in black ski masks shuffle furtively in your periphery, ready to answer questions or preemptively admonish you not to touch anything.

“Our biggest concerns is that we, as American citizens – but also on an even deeper level, as Global Citizens – not forget that we are all stranded here on this rock together, and that the greatest crime committed by President Trump is his attempt to profit from and exacerbate the kind of divisiveness that safeguards a true and natural democracy, one that attempts to protect all of its members equally, not draw lines that become margins where those least-represented financially can be quietly swept away.”

The second half of this two-part exhibition will replicate “The People’s Prison” in a Pasadena art gallery next month with the sales benefiting a range of organizations from the Native American Rights Fund to the Southern Poverty Law Center. Organizers say part two of this coast to coast show will open April 11.
The amount of planning and work that went into this becomes clear if you care to watch the 6 minute video.

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Old 04-02-2018, 07:32 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by xoxoxBruce
I’m not sure it’s “completely legal” to bring live rats into a NYC hotel?
I suspect all they had to do was lay out the McDonald's and wait. Rats aren't exactly rare out there.
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Old 04-02-2018, 09:53 AM   #3
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I'm impressed. That is pretty cool. I wonder how you get on that invitation list?
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Old 04-02-2018, 12:21 PM   #4
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I imagine it was people with a media or internet presence who they felt would spread the word, but not rat them out before they were done.

Shit, I forgot the post the link.
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Old 04-02-2018, 04:59 PM   #5
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I just followed a Hillary for Prison Info Wars bumper sticker all the way from the state line home. Can't we compromise? Maybe Trump/Clinton Cellmates 2020.
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Old 04-02-2018, 07:34 PM   #6
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How do you compromise with people who love Bolton for his open advocacy of Nazi style torture? He said that was good and justified. Hilary crimes were another fable believed by people who think Bolton is a nice guy. Who believe wars are always a best solution. Especially when American should initiate a Pearl Harbor style attacks on Iran and North Korea as we did in Mission Accomplished. After all, they are the axis of evil. Nobody can discuss with people that brainwashed.

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