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Daily Pic: A moment from Zefrey Throwell’s “Ocularpation: Wall Street” a performance from August 1, 2011 now being shown in a striking video at Gasser & Grunert gallery in New York. (Click on the image to watch a clip from the video.) Six weeks before protesters settled in Zuccotti Park, Throwell staged his own artistic “occupation” of Wall Street. That August morning, he got 50 performers, of all ages and races and body types, to pretend to be part of the street’s normal working-age population. Then, at the stroke of 7, they all began to undress down to zero, without ever stepping out of their roles as financier or street sweeper or exercise freak. And then five minutes later they got dressed again. It was a little intervention in the “normal” life of an abnormal street, laying bare the human flesh it affects every day. Or maybe Throwell was asking Wall Street to follow his example, and reveal its underpinnings. (Photo by Adam Reign, courtesy Zefrey Throwell .)

Feb 3, 2012

Daily Pic: A moment from Zefrey Throwell’s “Ocularpation: Wall Street” a performance from August 1, 2011 now being shown in a striking video at Gasser & Grunert gallery in New York. (Click on the image to watch a clip from the video.) Six weeks before protesters settled in Zuccotti Park, Throwell staged his own artistic “occupation” of Wall Street. That August morning, he got 50 performers, of all ages and races and body types, to pretend to be part of the street’s normal working-age population. Then, at the stroke of 7, they all began to undress down to zero, without ever stepping out of their roles as financier or street sweeper or exercise freak. And then five minutes later they got dressed again. It was a little intervention in the “normal” life of an abnormal street, laying bare the human flesh it affects every day. Or maybe Throwell was asking Wall Street to follow his example, and reveal its underpinnings. (Photo by Adam Reign, courtesy Zefrey Throwell .)

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