Brooklyn College Moves Our Work
As per the Press Release listed in a post below, yesterday Brooklyn College removed our work from the War Memorial without our consent.
We were set to meet with Provost Roberta Matthews at 9am. As we were about to go to the meeting, we got calls from fellow students who were guarding the space saying that Brooklyn College trucks were there and had begun dismantling and taking out the artwork. We had to turn around and rush down there.
When the professors who are supporting us got to the Provost's door they were told the meeting was cancelled.
The PR for Brooklyn College has spun this as if we agreed to this and as if it was a benevolent gesture. Unfortunately some of the press has picked up on this and is sending out inaccurate information. We never agreed for them to move this work and were never given a chance to discuss anything with the college. We have agreed to nothing regarding this space they have proposed to us.
No one can describe how it feels to see the fruits of all of your labors taken down and dismantled in the span of hours.