Thank you all for supporting Morning In America.
This project really hit the nail on the head. It's clear that the survival of the working and middle classes is the issue of the day. The race is tightening and all of us need to push the progressive agenda forward.
This week we're packing up the incentives and sending them your way.
And just recently, Art In America reported on our project in their Oct 2012 issue in the News Section
At CLT Airport, waiting to board our flight back to NYC.
We're really pleased with how Morning In America turned out. It was a big success, thanks to volunteers in both Tampa and Charlotte and to you, our Kickstarter supporters. The piece was a huge undertaking, requiring months of planning. We couldn't have done it without your support.
We uploaded over 13 GB of media - streaming video, Twitter tweets, Facebook posts, Flickr images and email. The ice sculpture really became a social sculpture, and with the timelapse videos became a fascinating compression of time and duration.
We just posted the Charlotte timelapse -
And this morning, FoxNews in Greensboro broadcast this story
Thanks once again for all your support.
Nora & Marshall
Just arrived in Charlotte, flying from NYC.
We're launching the ice sculpture on the first day of the DNC, Tuesday, September 4 at 11:30 AM.
We'll be sharing Marshall Park with hundreds of protesters including the Occupy Charlotte movement, who are encamped there, a guy hanging from a 20-ft cross, and a multitude of others.
Charlotte's attitude about free speech is vastly different than Tampa's - well, sort of.
Tampa was rigidly permitted. In Charlotte anything's possible so long as free speech exercisers don't inhibit others. Both cities are under the garrisons of police, augmented by police departments outside the city and the National Guard. Barriers are in place and streets closed.
We're staying with our friends Larry Sorkin and Brenda Mountjoy Sorkin.
Marshall with Larry Sorkin
We're fortunate to be working with Gary Ross of Ice Sensations on the sculpture.
Ice Team - Marshall, Nora, Gary
The sculpture is in front of Marshall Park's Martin Luther King statue.
Hope you can tune in.
Nora & Marshall
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