Bits: 05.20.09

Kate MccGwire's Sluice (2009) -- assembled from pigeon feathers, felt, glue and polystyrene -- will be on view at London's The Space Between, Jun. 5-21.

• Protest by Proxy: This project by Tony Mullin helps activists sidestep Britain's Serious Organized Crime and Police Act 2005 -- which "prohibits anyone staging spontaneous protests within a 1km radius of Westminster's Houses of Parliament" -- while rethinking protest. It "allows people to demonstrate remotely from outside this territory using Hollywood Green-screen technology."

• Culture Monster suggests the NEA turn the "imperial bit of provincial pomposity" that is its logo around: "A Great Nation Deserves Great Art" > "Great Art Makes a Great Nation."

Swings installed in Bay Area Rapid Transit trains.

• Sign on pole: "Have you seen this cat? Because it's awesome."

• From Eco-Art, five pieces of art about switching lights off and on.

• Applications for the Winterhouse Awards for Design Writing & Criticism, a project of the AIGA, are due June 1.

• A fake Homeland Security photography license for dealing with "overzealous law enforcement or security officials attempting to enforce fictitious laws," and a real legal guide for photographers. [via]

Google Will Eat Itself.

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