"Sharon Hayes: I March in the Parade of Liberty, But as Long as I love you I'm Not Free"
December 1 2007 - January 27 2008
New York-based artist Sharon Hayes works in performance, video, and installation, creating situations that expose dramatic frictions between collective activities and personal actions. With interventions that are inspired by the language of politics and the dramaturgy of theater, Hayes has staged protests, delivered speeches, and organized demonstrations in which crowds and individuals are invited to rethink their roles in the construction of public opinion. Hayes will create a site-specific performance piece for the New Museum, which will have both a live component and a recorded element that will be broadcast in an unusual interstitial space located between galleries. Continuing the artist’s interrogation of the infinitesimal distance that separates the public from the private, this new work will be a reflection on the difference between speaking and listening—a kind of confession combining the idiom of politics, the transmission of secrets, and the language of love.

Performance Schedule
Saturday, December 1, 2007, 12-2 p.m., 5-7 p.m., 10 p.m.-12 a.m. Sunday, December 2, 2007, 12-2 p.m., 4-6 p.m. Saturday, December 8, 2007, 12-2 p.m. Saturday, December 15, 2007, 12-2 p.m. Saturday, January 12, 2008, 12-2 p.m.

I march in the parade of liberty, but as long as I love you I'm not free is organized by Massimiliano Gioni, Director of Special Exhibitions.
New Museum curators
Public Program
Courtesy the Artist and New Museum