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The Hall of Lament : NO words necessary + Call and Response + the Response was visceral: “POWERFUL!” and crying +

FOR ONLY PRIVATE VIEWING
THROUGH
WEDNESDAY, 30 MAY

The STAND YOUR GROUND FOR TRAYVON MARTIN installation

was a  response to a tragedy.

 A call out for social justice, moral courage and truth.

As the internationally renown Chinese artist

 Ai  Wei Wei

 affirms/proclaims in his art:

Art’s real context

 is  not simply the market

or

the institution,

but,

 what is happening now,

 around us,

 in the real world.

 

Thank you to all stepped up and participated.

This is Y/OUR action toward a blueprint of diversity, equity

and

 a resolution to break the vicious cycle of fear and hate:

a challenge to break open our biases

 and

 move toward the practice

of calling out the angels within our

 humanity

Thank you to the advocacy and faith of all who loaned their hoodies.

Special gratitude to:

Janet Dirks; Leo, owner of Shish; Mary Reyelts; Robert Nash; Rob Matteson,

Stephanie Shaw; Rob Carlson; and my sonic art collaborator, Dan Choma

The red hoodie represented Trayvon
whose body was tagged as
John Doe
for 2 days.
The printed statement below the “toe tag” was:

11 APRIL 2012

After the announcement of George Zimmerman being charged with 2nd degree murder, Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, thanked everyone.

She began by telling people how all she wanted was an arrest.

She then addressed the issue of race that had clouded her son’s death by speaking from her heart:

“I just want to speak

 from my heart

 to

 your heart.

 Because a heart has no color.

 It’s not black.

 It’s not white.

 It’s red.

 And

 I want to say

 thank you

 from

 my heart

to

 your heart.

 

 Thank you.”

Sonics:
a continuous loop of
Mahalia Jackson
 singing
His Eye is on the Sparrow
and
Aretha Franklin
singing
I’ll Fly Away.
A map of the states
that passed and uphold
the STAND YOUR GROUND  law:

A map of states with "stand your ground" laws, courtesy the NRA.

Over 40 individuals
 stepped up
and
 loaned their hoodies
worldwide.
The ones indicated give to charity
will be given to the
 Harriet Tubman Center
– a shelter for families of domestic violence
and their undisclosed “safe houses”.

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CATHERINE L. JOHNSON

ARTIST SONIC / VISUAL COEUR POET / WRITER SEE/SEA BEAUTY DETECTIVEPRIEST / ACTIVIST/ SACRED TRUTH-TELLING INTEGRITY RADIANCE

CATHERINE L. JOHNSON

ARTIST SONIC / VISUAL COEUR POET / WRITER SEE/SEA BEAUTY DETECTIVEPRIEST / ACTIVIST/ SACRED TRUTH-TELLING INTEGRITY RADIANCE