For Freedoms: "Yard Sign Activation" Project
A Flux Projects collaboration with For Freedoms, the first ever artist-run super PAC, founded by Hank Willis Thomas and Eric Gottesman
A public sculptural installation
Freedom Parkway and N. Highland Avenue
Oct. 17 - Nov. 11, 2016
What Freedoms Are You For?
Flux Projects, in collaboration with For Freedoms, invites Atlanta’s participation in making an outdoor public sculpture. The community is invited to the "Yard Sign Activation” sites at the following locations to complete a bandit sign. Tell us what issues are important to you and share why you vote.
The completed signs will be installed as a large-scale sculptural installation at the four corners of Freedom Parkway and Highland Avenue from Oct. 17 - Nov. 11, 2016.
· Saturday, Oct. 8 – Freedom Park Farmers Market,
453 Freedom Pkwy NE, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
· Sunday, Oct. 9 – Grant Park Farmers Market,
600 Cherokee Ave. SE, 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
· Friday, Oct. 14 – Elevate: Microcosm Block Party,
South Broad St. SW, 6:00 – 11:00 PM
About For Freedoms:
For Freedoms is an artist-run super PAC founded to encourage art-based forms of political discourse and deeper engagement surrounding the upcoming presidential election. It draws inspiration from FDR's articulation of the freedoms that underscore civil society: freedom of speech, freedom to worship, freedom from fear, and freedom from want. The medium for this project is American democracy, and it includes nation-wide exhibitions, large-scale public activations and opportunities for audience participation in voicing and presenting their own commitments to personal freedoms. www.forfreedoms.org
Additionally, Flux Projects will host a free public program, a lecture by artist Hank Willis Thomas at The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library, at 441 Freedom Pkwy NE, in Atlanta, at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, October 19, 2016. Hank Willis Thomas will speak about the creation of and inspiration behind For Freedoms as a collaborative and civically-minded artistic project, which involves over 50 artists, and the many activations it has executed across the country in advance of the presidential election