Free The Speech by C.A.T.S

Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers. -Article 19, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, ratified by all 192 member states In response to the worldwide diminishment of free speech, 30+ writers, artists, and performers, from more than 10 countries have come together to create the installation, Free the Speech. The installation highlights an urgent, collective need to reinforce this basic right which is paramount to any truly free & fair society. The installation starts with use of the symbolic Free Speech Flag designed by artist John Marcotte in 2007, at a time when a large organization was taking mass legal action against internet publications and journalists. Intertwined with the distributed and reimagined flags, are analog encrypted quotes from artist-activists from more than 10 countries. A single string connecting fragmented phrases allows one to “decrypt” each message. This analog encryption demonstrates the current limitations on freedom of speech, and the length one must go to preserve and use their voice in modern, surveilled society. Writings, and the installation itself, are not aimed at any specific person or body, political, corporate, or otherwise, but rather the larger, global disaster of stifling speech. The intent is the display of a shared sentiment urging for the restoration of the sacred freedom to voice an opinion or share an idea. All participants are anonymous. This project is an initiative of C.A.T.S

Show Dates : Thursday, 18th August 2022 to Saturday, 1st October 2022

Show Location : 

Method Kala Ghoda -

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