The United States Constitution was drafted and signed in 1787 by men who dared to embark on a new project called democracy. The Bill of Rights are ten articles ensuring the freedoms of America. In many ways, these freedoms are what have defined the dream of the American project. We often like to think of them as set in stone, infallible, our inalienable rights.
The 45th President of the United States of America has tested the experimental design of the United States Constitution. In the first thirty days of his Presidency he has acted upon campaign promises that actively re-read the Bill of Rights. The artist confronts this reconstruction through his textual installation. The work communicates that despite how we regard the Bill of Rights, it is an active text defined by those who protect and defend it. He does not support 45th President/s exclusive ‘way of reading’ of the Constitution. By presenting the text as parts and pieces he reminds the reader that the Bill of Rights was designed to be re-evaluated, re-thought, re-constructed, re-protected, re-affirmed, and that it is way we read it is an active process belonging to all.