Yesiree the Public Notary and the Lottery of Good Oaths.
in the Art in Odd Places festival, Oct. 1 – 10, 2010.
Pick an oath, make it yours, believe it, say it and sign it.
Oct. 1, 2 and 9th: Union Square, NYC
After showing valid id, visitors roll the dice, choosing for them an oath from the Archive of OK Oaths. After signing a note that they swear to tell the truth, and protecting both of us from perjury, they edit the oaths to make them their own. When completed, after stating that they are who they are, and what this is true to the best of their knowledge, to seal the oath legally, they must speak the entire Oath aloud into a megaphone to Union Square, a location notorious for famous public speeches. 12 historical and cultural oaths including: Immigration Oath, Olympic Oath, Pauper’s Oath, Hippocratic Oath and its newer Geneva Amendment, Oath of the Peach Garden, Veterinarian’s Oath, Oath against Modernism, I Swear (song), Girlscout/Boyscout Oath, the mythical ‘Oath of Fëanor’ from Lord of the Rings and the joker card Skull and Bones secret oath which acted as a free pass.
ONE DAY ONLY
Yesiree will notarize you “Good For The Day” will expire 11:59:59 10/3/2010
Sunday, October 3rd, 2 – 6 pm (Wine and Cheese)
55 33rd St. 4th floor, Industry City – Nearest train: 36 St. (D, N, R)
Sunset Park, Brooklyn
Industry City Salon #1, organized by Michael Connor at Marian Spore
Oaths and Affirmations on September 22nd, 4 – 7 pm
The Clean Water Act is an edible and biodegradable group pledge sung and recited to begin the journey of the waterways of the Slow Flow day of water appreciation on the Upper Delaware River, looming between the Hydro-fracking threat in PA and NY. In Narrowsburg, PA and at Mildred’s Lane.
At La Superette, December 2009