U.S. Department of Art & Technology


Media Release
For Immediate Release: August 30, 2004

(Press: Declassified field documentation of RNC occupation from USA Exquisite Corpse archives:
http://www.usdat.us/RNCoccupation)

USA EXQUISITE CORPSE SEIZES MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
AND OCCUPIES REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION

WASHINGTON, DC - Units of the USA Exquisite Corpse's 3rd Infantry Division, along with elements of the 6th Armored Division and 9th Calvary Battalion, seized Madison Square Garden in New York City early this morning on the eve of the Republican National Convention, demonstrating to the world that artistic forces can move at will, as confirmed by the US Department of Art & Technology at 0500 hours.

Briefing the press from US DAT offices in Washington, DC, Commanding General Andrew Nagy said that with the successful execution of Operation Artistic Freedom, the deployment of troops into downtown New York City "reinforces the reality that the Bush regime is no longer in control of the city."

According to reports, Corpse tank and armored personnel columns encountered pockets of "light" Republican resistance en route along 6th and 7th Avenues near Madison Square Garden. However, it was said that such resistance "did not affect" coalition operations. According to US Department of Art and Technology Secretary Randall M. Packer, agents from a renegade "Aesthetic Espionage" group known colloquially as the S.H.A.D.O.W., infiltrated the Republican Convention, occupying the entirety of Madison Square Garden. RNC Chairman Ed Gillespie announced while the occupation was underway, frightened delegates were "hurling themselves from the windows above."

Special Technology Forces from the Counter-Reality Illusionary Engineering Division (C.R.I.E.D.), launched an attack which officials are calling "Fine-Line Blurring Espionage," consisting of Departmental deployments of trans-media artwork created by underground Staff Artists across the city. Secretary Packer jubilantly concluded today's press briefing from the Experimental Party DisInformation Center in NYC with the pronouncement, "Mission Accomplished."

According to General Nagy, coalition forces will be resupplied and reinforced daily from anonymous subterranean bunkers scattered throughout the city. He added, "the command is cautiously optimistic in their approach," but warns "the Republicans can retaliate." The command continues to treat the possibility of use of chemical, biological and nuclear weapons as a threat to the troops in action, as well as the entire New York City civilian population. News reports out of the area said that coalition forces have found mobile chemical weapons facilities and potential ammunition caches near Hackensack, New Jersey, yet US DAT officials could not be reached to confirm the reports.

Declassified field documentation of RNC occupation from USA Exquisite Corpse archives:
http://www.usdat.us/RNCoccupation

********

About the US Department of Art & Technology
http://www.usdat.us

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.

About the USA Exquisite Corpse
The USA Exquisite Corpse provides services vital to defending Artistic Freedom worldwide. According to Chairman Jon Henry, the "The situation is yours to command, the space is yours to sculpt."

The Experimental Party DisInformation Center
http://www.experimentalparty.org

From August 21 to September 4, the US Department of Art & Technology presents the Experimental Party DisInformation Center, "anarchic entertainment for the nation," at the LUXE gallery, 24 W. 57th St. in New York City. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 am - 6pm. The installation closes on Saturday, September 4, 6 - 8 PM, with the Post-Mortem Lounge.

Contact:

US Department of Art & Technology | Washington, DC Fax: 202.342.1293 | E-mail:press@usdat.us

# 01-139

Return to the Department of Art and Technology news releases

U.S. Department of Art and Technology, Washington, DC, USA