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  • Jill Littlewood
    From: Charles Schermerhorn ... called ... the ... for ... professor ... on ... about
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 9, 2004
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      From: Charles Schermerhorn

      > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > From: "Beverly Schlee" <binderb@...>
      > > To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@...>
      > > Sent: Monday, June 07, 2004 9:00 AM
      > > Subject: [BKARTS] Patriot act takes an artist
      > >
      > >
      > > > As some of you know, I make artists books as a member of a group
      called
      > > Critical Art Ensemble. Besides books, we also make videos and do
      > performance
      > > art. Lately, the topic of much of our artwork has been to make people
      > aware
      > > of genetically modified food. Recently, Hope Kurtz, who wrote most of
      the
      > > text for the books, died suddenly of heart failure. Her husband, Steve,
      > who
      > > is also in the group, called 911. The paramedics saw some of the props
      for
      > > our performance art in his house, including petri dishes and a machine
      > that
      > > analyzes food for genetically modified ingredients, and called the FBI.
      > The
      > > FBI, armed with the Patiot Act, searched Steve's house, office, took his
      > > artwork, his wife's body, and even locked up his cat. Steve is a
      professor
      > > of art at SUNY Buffalo. He is going to be indicted before a grand jury
      on
      > > June 15 on charges of possessing materials that can be used for
      > > bioterrorism. The rest of the group has been subpoenaed. So far, I have
      > not,
      > > but the FBI was in my neighborhood on Saturday, asking the neighbors
      about
      > > me. The whole story can be read at <http://caedefensefund.org>.Beverly
      > > Schlee
      >
      >
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