Anything to say? a public art project for freedom Davide Dormino

Dear Shaded Viewers,

We need your help to make a monument to courage. There is no room for compromise today and art is called upon to make choices and show a direction. I want to create a life-size bronze statue of Assange, Manning and Snowden standing on three chairs with an empty fourth chair next to them. It is not a simple homage to individuals, but to courage and to the importance of freedom of expression and information.

This is the reason for the empty chair. Each of us can climb onto it, however uncomfortable and vulnerable, and change our point of view. The work of art will travel from country to country and offer the opportunity for us to hear each other out and to think.
To be free, we need to be courageous. And courage is contagious.

A monument to Courage. Life size bronze statue of Assange, Manning and Snowden standing on 3 chairs with a fourth empty chair for us.

Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.