What Happens To a Van With a Phone-Operated Megaphone

10.01.12 Marina Galperina

What if a van was rolling through and if you called the number on its side, you can project your ramblings for all the street to hear via a purposely rigged megaphone on its roof? F.A.T. artist Evan Roth just premiered this Free Speech experiment the Kunsthalle Museum last week in Vienna. Here’re the kind of things the Viennese passerby would spout.

“The very word ‘secrecy’ is repugnant in a free and open society…”
“Out of passion you can sniff your own ass.”
“So fresh, man. You are the dopiest. Yea, awesome.”
“Hello. Fuck you.”
“Ah, super hot pants! It’s tiger stripes, right?”
“And yes, everyone is an asshole.”

We wonder how this would go over in New York. We wonder the kinds of things Roth has censored in the video documentation. We wonder is everyone really is an asshole.