CAE Fundraiser at Passerby

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Date/Time: 22/06/2004 12:00 am

Screening and Fundraiser for the CAE Defense Fund, organized by Gary Indiana and hosted by Jack Doroshow, a.k.a. the Flawless Sabrina.
Tuesday, June 22, 2004, 8 pm
Free, donations taken
Passerby, 436 West 15th Street (between 9th and 10th Aves)
An evening of film screenings, music, and fundraising for Steve Kurtz and the CAE Defense Fund.

Kurtz was arrested under the USA Patriot Act after police, entering his house in response to his 911 report of his wife’s death, alerted the Joint Terrorism Task Force to test tubes and petri dishes – the material of Kurtz’s art – found there. Work by Kurtz intended for exhibition at Mass MOCA was subsequently impounded, and feds have decided to press their “case” against Kurtz, despite the declaration by the Commissioner for Public Health that neither Kurtz nor his materials were a threat to public safety. Now three artists have been served subpoenas to appear before a federal grand jury as it considers the bioterrorism charges against Kurtz.
This is urgent: the government’s crackdown on “unpatriotic behaviour” is unlikely to stop here. Please join us at Passerby to raise funds for and awareness of the case. In lieu of a cover charge, contributions to the legal defense fund will be taken, additionally, Critical Art Ensemble books will be available for sale.
The screenings and music will take place in the gallery space in the back of Passerby; the bar will also be open.
Walter Steding on violin
Alex Bag: Demo Reel/Coven Services
Gary Indiana: Soap, and Pariah
Michel Auder: My Last Bag of Heroin (For Real), The Valerie Solanas Incident, and Polaroid Cocaine
Lenore Malen: The New Society for Universal Harmony
And other films by:
Critical Art Ensemble
For more information please contact Emily Speers Mears at 212 352 3555 or emily@passerby.biz. For additional information on Kurtz’ case or to donate directly to the CAE Defense Fund, please visit www.caedefensefund.org and www.critical-art.net