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[Nettime-bold] FW: Money on the Streets

From: William <>
Organization: ¿decrepit?
Date: Sun, 26 Nov 2000 17:17:23 -0500
Subject: Money on the Streets

Thanks to everyone who participated in making Feel? an incredible event.

We can now offer some answers for those of you who have been wondering
why we wanted to people to pay in $1 bills, and just what was the
"action" the party was raising money for.

This past Friday, November 24th -- Buy Nothing Day -- the Complacent
collective dropped thousands of one dollar bills into the streets at
34th and Broadway (Herald Square.)  Each bill was stamped with the
question "satisfied?" and was thrown from atop a telephone booth to a
huge screaming crowd.  After 15 minutes, thousands of dollars and a
street full of mayhem, the police where finally able to arrest the
masked money throwing offender.

For pictures of this action and more information on upcoming bits of
mayhem, propaganda and events from complacent, surf to:
(also keep your eyes open for the next event: red, green, blue.  details
to come.)

What Is Complacent?

Complacent is not about forcing information but about inspiring
questions. We intend to create unique perspectives, autonomous thought
and spontaneous action. We are about reevaluating what we take for
granted or hold dear, are apathetic or passionate about. We intend to
inspire a movement against our culture of complacence. We intend to live
in a provocative, thoughtful world.

Complacent will be amorphous, growing through ever changing forms and
functions as the community wills it. The only constant will be our
mission to inspire questions. We will be online and off. We will be
inanimate art, animate performance, street action, guerilla media,
internet stuntmen, festival and celebration, plus more and more and more
that we can't even begin to conceive yet.

* feel free to forward this to whomever may find it interesting. *

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