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Handmaid’s Tale At The High Line In NYC
An interactive art installation and book giveaway opened this morning in New York City in celebration of today’s premiere of Hulu’s new series THE HANDMAID’S TALE. The installation will be open on the High Line – Chelsea Passage through Sunday, 4/30.
The piece was designed by renowned graphic artists Paula Scher and Abbott Miller, and contains free copies of Margaret Atwood’s best-selling novel. As passersby take their copy of the novel, the art piece is deconstructed to reveal powerful messages of female empowerment and anti-authoritarian resistance.
The Handmaid’s Tale provides a chilling reminder of how easily the darkest currents of repression can re-surface. The installation we designed shows how these dark messages are often accompanied by bombastic language and imagery: spectacle becomes a form of persuasion. Cracks in the floorboards reveal empowering texts, glimpses of resistance for an uncertain age. – Paula Scher and Abbott Miller