Xavier Cortada, “Oath,” 2017.
Oath is a performative piece that brings citizens together towards a common purpose to uphold our Constitution. As part of Cortada’s performance, Mr. Jimenez, Former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, administered this Oath to all those present on January 20th, 2017 at noon (the exact time that the President-Elect takes office):
“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute my role as Citizen of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
MIAMI LIGHT PROJECT
with the participation of
Marcos D. Jimenez
Former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida
Friday, January 20th, 2017
Miami Light Project
404 NW 26th St, 33127
Reading of the US Constitution
Between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm, individuals will gather to simultaneously read the United States Constitution out loud in English, in Spanish, and in Haitian Creole.
Oath serves to launch Culture of Resistance,” a 48-month, socially-engaged performance project by Xavier Cortada based at the Miami Light Project (www.miamilightproject.com)