Saturday, October 3, 2009

Hostile grounds

I received some of the greatest responses from people at this spot. It was also one of the shortest installments. Security from the very beginning was on me. "Sir, I'm going to have to call my supervisor, I don't know if you can be here" "Go ahead and call, I'm going to set this up first" Once it was in place I was racing to get photos. I want to give a special thanks to all of you from Inaside Chicago Dance! You guys are amazing, thanks for coming out and sitting down.
I ask the security guard "So what do you think about this installation?'
"My supervisor is on her way"
"Don't worry about your supervisor, do you like it? The way it reflects off the piece, how people interact with it , how the steps of chairs progress? What do you think about it?"
"My supervisor should be here in a minute"

A few tense moments with the supervisor and the piece was no more. I do like how it's temporary but I really wish more people could have seen it that day. One more second, another glance, one more life touched.


  1. We love it Tony! Too bad Security had to kick ya out! Silly Chicago Authority!

  2. This just makes me pissed off. I am sorry you had to deal with this. I don't even know what to say... I'm just really mad. I have run up against this kind of thing, too. It's a shame that we don't have the freedoms that we should have.

    Your work is great, Tony. Keep it up!