CURRENT EVENTS ARCHIVE -- from
Testifying for the ACLU
The not-for-profit site that hosts my
studio, Art on the Net ("art.net"),
has been around for some time, as artists' sites go. I, along with over
125 artists on art.net, curate and maintain our own Internet studios. Many
of us display nudity and sexual images.
art.net has been an active participant in the struggle to preserve free
speech on the Internet. As a result, art.net artists
have become witnesses (read
testimony, page 224), giving testimony in lawsuits
filed by the ACLU.
I have been invited to testify as a witness in an upcoming New Mexico hearing
for the complaint: ACLU
v. Johnson. I was
selected from among many artists at art.net because, I was told, my display
"goes right to the heart of the complaint."
You can reference examples of this, starting with images
on this page, then look at a life
drawing lesson, and perhaps you would like to
just one of several reasons I use nudity in my art.
I look forward to testifying in my capacity as an artist member of art.net,
which is one of many Plaintiffs named in this case.
Testimony will take place in Albuquerque, the week of June 22, 1998. I will
be returning to the San Francisco Bay Area June 28. After returning, and
as soon as possible, I will give you a report about what happened. Wish
Rebecca Alzofon can be e-mailed at email@example.com
This page created July 13, 1998
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