[NetBehaviour] Don't Photograph -uh- Sketch The Police

Martha Deed mldeed at verizon.net
Sun Jun 27 14:29:20 CEST 2010


Thanks for putting this one up.  It's an important reminder that artists 
involved in quiet social action can be considered a threat by people who 
have a stake in maintaining whatever it is that the artists are 
protesting.  What was not taken up in this article -- and what concerns 
me a lot -- is that the blatant forms of surveillance used by police in 
this case make it very clear that a primary purpose of the surveillance 
is to intimidate would-be protesters and to keep them away.

The amazing part of this article is that the Catts' actually obtained 
access to the information police had gathered.


The Lost Shoe

The Lost Shoe video

this is visual poetry by Millie Niss
27 March 2010 release

Rob Myers wrote:
> http://bit.ly/d7MXMB
> "Catt's artistic endeavours received particular scrutiny. "John Catt sat
> on a folding chair by the southern most gate of EDO MBM and appeared to
> be sketching," states one of several logs. "He was using his drawing pad
> to sketch a picture of the protest and police presence," said another
> from 10 March 2006. A separate report, about his sketch of a Guantánamo
> Bay detainee, noted: "John Catt was very quiet and was holding a board
> with orange people on it.""
> (via @tregeagle on Identi.ca.)
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