In New York hatten drei Künstler eine Büste von Edward Snowden auf ein Kriegsdenkmal gesetzt, die aber recht schnell erst verhüllt und dann demontiert worden ist. Das wollte ein anderes, in Brooklyn ansässiges Künstlerkollektiv so nicht stehen lassen und hat kurzerhand eine Snowden-Projektion über das Denkmal geworfen:
On Monday morning we learned about asculpture of Edward Snowden that had been installed illegally in FortGreene Park. A handful of anonymous artists and activists had created a bust of the infamous whistleblower and placed the casted metal artwork atop a monument honoring American POWs from the revolutionary war … Unfortunately, the statue was removed by midday. The Parks Department and NYPD censored the work by placing a large tarp over Snowden’s epitaph, so that while they worked to remove the artwork it remained concealed to the public.Inspired by the actions of these anonymous artists, The Illuminator Art Collective recreated the intervention ephemerally by projecting an image of the sculpture into a cloud of smoke. Our feeling is that while the State may remove any material artifacts that speak in defiance against incumbent authoritarianism, the acts of resistance remain in the public consciousness. And it is in sharing that act of defiance that hope resides.