In the work Say It Loud!, artist Satch Hoyt piles five hundred books on the subject of the black Diaspora to create a literal platform for free speech and discussion. Omitting the word “black” from the chorus of the late James Brown’s "Say It Loud! I’m Black and I’m Proud!," Hoyt invites viewers to climb the installation to a microphone and substitute a word of their choice. These recordings took place at the Museum during Target First Saturdays on October 6, and November 3, 2007.
Satch Hoyt (b. United Kingdom 1957; works in United States). Say It Loud!, 2004. Five hundred books, white metal staircase, and microphone with four speakers, wall text; dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist