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Swoon’s musical village The Music Box full of visitors on opening night, Oct. 22, 2011, New Orleans; photo by Melissa Stryker
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Swoon

SHOUT IT FROM THE ROOFTOPS
by Emily Nathan



New Orleans is so full of music that its very houses sing, or so says the Brooklyn-based street artist Swoon. The former Deitch Gallery artist celebrated for sending populated boats made of city garbage down the Hudson and crashing the 54th Venice Biennial by raft, has now brought her bohemian magic to dry land, collaborating with some 25 artists and musicians to build river refuse into a ramshackle musical village on the banks of the Mississippi.

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