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The Eviction Show

"We never were and never will be your Truman show"
Installations, photographs, posters - includes "EVICTED" a hip-hop bilingual wall mural; an interactive experience of snooping and spying; a haiku by reg e. gaines...opening night reception Thursday Sept 6 from 7 to 9 pm. Part of Around the Coyote Arts Festival.
"We never were and we never will be your Truman Show"
Thursday, September 6th is opening night of the Around the Coyote Arts Festival in Wicker Park and RCP Publications will be presenting THE EVICTION SHOW! Featuring installations, photographs and posters, Chicago's underground hip-hop community will unveil their bilingual contribution to the show titled "EVICTED"... a wall mural that captures the intensity of all those who have faced eviction and injustice. Jessie Davis, outspoken opponent of the Internet cameras and artist will present "Berger's Bunker," an interactive experience of the snooping and spying that marked the landlord's Internet project. The theme of the show will be captured in a haiku by reg e. gaines.
Opening night reception: Thursday, Sept. 6th from 7 to 9 pm
Flat Iron Arts Building, Third Floor, Studio 336
The show will run from September 7th to the 9th from 11 am to 9 pm, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. A closing-night party will be held Sunday, September 9 from 7-9 pm.
In the summer of 2001 "We are not your Truman Show" became the rallying cry of artists and tenants in the Flat Iron Arts Building when Bob Berger, owner, announced he planned to install Internet camers in publc places and subject the tenatns to 24/7 Internet broadcast.
In a vindictive move on the eve of the tenants' press conference, Bob Berger evicted RCP Publications for their role in inflluencing artists and tenants in the anti-camera fight. Faced with mounting public opinion and questionable legal moves, Berger backed down and removed the cameras. He then announced to the building that he plans to use the RCP Publications space for his new Internet studio. The eviction of RCP Publications is still pending.



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