Freedom of Fear of Freedom

 

 

 

 

 

Ed Andrews
Fear of Freedom of Fear

12’ x 20’ x 24’
wood, video, sound, mirrors
Dodge Gallery, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Fear of Freedom of Fear was an installation built in response to conflicting fears found within our citizens and within our government.  The steel facade represented the crime-weary public barricaded in their homes and longing for a life free of fear.  Viewer movement activated a recorded interrogation that asked personal questions.  The questions dealt with ideas of pornography, sexual preference, political loyalties and represented our government and its fear of the rights of the public and the expression of those freedoms.  Fear of Freedom of Fear was my response to Jessie Helms and his attack on the National Endowment for the Arts.