Wedding 1: New York, USA
Performed by New York City Clerk Michael McSweeney.
Marriage nr. 1 is a fact!
On Wednesday, September 20th. we officially started our art project.
New York was an obvious choice for the kick off since we not only love the city, but it also has the perfect vibe of possibilities and ambition to launch a project like this. Getting married in New York is easy since you only need your partner and a valid ID. The city aims to marry as many people as possible and are at a stunning average of 170 couples per day!
A wedding ceremony here takes only 1 minute which has evolved into a marketing asset called ‘The New York Minute’. But being honoured by our choice to get our artwork started in New York, we were married by the City Clerk himself Michael McSweeney. Who generously gave us a full 3 minute, powerful ceremony. We felt like being in a movie when he stated “by the power vested in me..” and I must say that it was a pretty emotional moment to finally stand there, after 6 months of preparation. One down, 23 to go!
Photos by Goor Studio & Heather Sten for Vice.
Thank you to our local supporters
JF. Pierets is female art duo and lovers Fleur Pierets and Julian P. Boom. Fascinated by gender, identity and community, our research-based practice functions as a mirror in which viewers can confront themselves with ideologies or beliefs. We are working towards cultural awareness when it comes to gender equality and gay imagery in mainstream art history.
Out of the194 countries in the world, only 24 provide same-sex marriage. As a performance piece, we are getting married in: Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States & Uruguay.
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