home land security

Location:  Portland, ME
Project Description: 

home land security was a community arts performance project in response to September 11th created and directed by Marty Pottenger and commissioned by the Center for Cultural Exchange in Portland, ME. The goal of home land security was to collaboratively create an artistic response to a continuing crisis and to address with intelligence, nuance, and humanity concerns that are shared in the national arena. These are not new questions, but our responses will determine the direction of the United States for generations to come. It only makes sense that art - with its transformative power and imaginative reach - would be a part of keeping community leaders and ordinary citizens central.