FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Press Contacts: Magda Fernandez and Clay Ward

"A Safe Bed is a Human Right," by the artist collaborative "Artists against the violent assault of a homeless man on March 5, 2006, at 1:53 AM at Langone Park, Boston, MA"

Thursday, March 9, 2006
12 noon to 4 PM
Langone Park at the Langone Recreation Complex
at Commercial and Charter Streets
Boston, MA

The artist collaborative, "Artists against the violent assault of a homeless man on March 5, 2006, at 1:53 AM at Langone Park, Boston, MA" has received permission from the Boston Parks Department to create a temporary installation at the site where Scott Capella was beaten, doused with lighter fluid, and lit on fire, while he was sleeping.

Please come and join us and show your solidarity while our collaborative builds the installation. The plan is to build a structure made of ice blocks on the burn site, and surround it with a necklace of tucked blankets with pillows, to acknowledge the victim's trauma and to heal the site with an artistic gesture. The installation also will include the soft, muffled sounds of an S.O.S. Morse signal.

"Artists against the violent assault of a homeless man on March 5, 2006, at 1:53 AM at Langone Park, Boston, MA" consists of artists and MIT staff members Clay Ward and Magda Fernandez.

After the event, the bedding will be donated to the Pine Street Inn shelter for the homeless.

This event is made possible with the support of a Director's Grant from the Council for the Arts at MIT, and the Office of the Associate Provost of the Arts at MIT, and with the permission of the Boston Parks Department.

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