U.S. Department of Art & Technology

Press Secretary

For Immediate Release: February 19, 2003


Washington, DC: Secretary Randall M. Packer continues his nationwide tour at the University of Colorado, Boulder to deliver the "Speech of the Rockies," announcing the activation of the Experimental Party, and its latest initiative, "10,000 Acts of Artistic Mediation."

In his first Rocky Mountain address since taking office, Secretary Packer will call on all artists to serve their nation - in celebration of the universal spirit of collective expression - by joining the Experimental Party. The Party intends to engage artists in acts of appropriation through art and polemic, manifesto and demonstration, love and politics.

Following his speech at the University of Colorado, Boulder, the Secretary will travel to New York University on March 10th, to deliver the "Speech of Zero Hour," outlining "10,000 Acts of Artistic Mediation" as an urgent response in these extraordinary times of crisis.

"Speech of the Rockies"
Wednesday, February 26th, 1pm @ Hale 270 University of Colorado, Boulder
presented by the TECHNE Digital Artist Series

"Speech @ Zero Hour"
Monday, March 10th
New York University

The Experimental Party

The Experimental Party - the "party of experimentation" - is an artist-based political party that has been formed to activate citizens across the country in an effort to bring the artists' message to center stage of the political process. This is a political awakening, 'representation through virtualization' is the major political thrust of the Experimental Party, it is the driving force.

The US Department of Art & Technology

The US Department of Art and Technology is the United States principal conduit for facilitating the artist's need to extend aesthetic inquiry into the broader culture where ideas become real action. It also serves the psychological and spiritual well-being of all Americans by supporting cultural efforts that provide immunity from the extension of new media technologies into the social sphere.



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