Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Court Date, Assistance Requested

On October 25th, the Co-Directors of Mercer Union and artists Dean Baldwin and Dan Young took Michel de Broin's Shared Propulsion Car out for a spin on Queen Street. Ten minutes/blocks later we were pulled over by the police who issued a summons to Baldwin (who was driving) and threatened to impound the car. Luckily we were able to arrange a flatbed truck to return the vehicle back to the gallery for the duration of the exhibition. For more information, see previous posts here and here. Watch the Youtube footage here.

We plead not guilty to the charges and plan to fight for the right to drive the vehicle in the city. The court date is set for April 3rd.

We're looking for a volunteer court artist and stenographer to assist us in the documentation of the trial, for possible inclusion in a book about the work. If you know of anyone who may be able to assist us, please contact dave@mercerunion.org.

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