Good storytelling strengthens social movements
In the summer of 2007, Gees sneaked automated speakers into famous church towers in various Swiss cities and in one mountain village. At the times of Islamic prayer the call of the muezzin could be heard. The context for this action is the heated debate in Switzerland that ensued after right-wing conservative politicians demanded the ban of minarets.
On show at the OK Center are photos, a video showing the reactions of passer-bys, legal letters from city administrations, that followed the action, and one of the speakers, shown in the snapshot, that always on the full hour plays the sound that was used in the action.
Written by Jan from http://pieceoplastic.com/
Selected tag: Religion
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Régine Debatty writes about the intersection between art, design and technology on her blog we-make-money-not-art.com.
She also contributes to various design and art magazines, curates art shows and lectures internationally.