The WEDLOCK Project
Part Two: PDA (Public Displays of Acceptance)

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Jan 19 2010

Nomination for “Best Performance/Spectacle

We are extremely happy to announce that The WEDLOCK Project Part 1: ENGAGEMENT was nominated to the 2009 New England Art Awards in the category “Best Performance/Spectacle.”

You can vote for us and a lot of other amazing area artists and curators here! VOTE.

Jan 19 2010

LOCATION for Part 2: PDA #2, Saturday January 23rd, 2010!

The next PDA in our six month series of guerrilla performance happenings will be taking place this Saturday January 23rd, 2010 at 1PM.

We will posting the location here 24 hours prior to the piece. If you would like to participate as a SAME-SEX COUPLE for PDA #2, contact us at and we will give you all the information you need!

See you Saturday!

TT and Michael

Jan 12 2010

Part 2: PDA is happening!

The WEDLOCK Project Part 2: PDA (Public Displays of Acceptance)

You can be a part of making art happen with The WEDLOCK Project! We are looking for 50+ participants to create guerrilla performance pieces right here in Boston! For more details contact us or go here!

The next installment will be happening Saturday January 23rd, 2010 from 12:30PM to 2:30PM!

Location will be sent in future correspondence – but rest assured it is happening in BOSTON!

Go to the Gallery to see images from ENGAGEMENT and PDA 1 very soon!

Nov 19 2009

Part 2: PDA – Public Displays of Acceptance –This Saturday

TTBaum and Michael Grohall announce the first piece in a six month long series of public intervention pieces that make up Part 2 of The WEDLOCK Project – entitled PDA(Public Displays of Acceptance)!

For more information check out the PDA section of the site OR go to

Stay tuned for new photos in the gallery from ENGAGEMENT, documentation of the first PDA and video from Romeos!

Nov 14 2009

ONE WEEK until the premier of The WEDLOCK Project Part 2: PDA!

November 21st marks the premier of Part 2 of the WEDLOCK Project – PDA (Public Displays of Acceptance).

On the heels of Part 1: ENGAGEMENT…TTBaum and Michael Grohall take it to the streets with PDA – a six month series of public intervention/interruption pieces intended to bring GLBTQ friends and acquaintances and their straight friends and family members together for some large scale public displays of affection that lead to greater visibility for same-sex intimacy, acceptance, and opens up dialogue for everyone!

Follow the site, look for updates in your inbox, and grab a postcard if you see them!

Nov 4 2009

Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

“PORTLAND, Maine – Maine voters repealed a state law Tuesday that would have allowed same-sex couples to wed, dealing the gay rights movement a heartbreaking defeat in New England, the corner of the country most supportive of gay marriage.

Gay marriage has now lost in every single state — 31 in all — in which it has been put to a popular vote. Gay-rights activists had hoped to buck that trend in Maine — known for its moderate, independent-minded electorate — and mounted an energetic, well-financed campaign.

With 87 percent of the precincts reporting, gay-marriage foes had 53 percent of the votes.” To read more:

Oct 30 2009

Mark Your Calendars! November 12-14th TT and Michael at The Theater Offensive!

Dirty Sex-Ecology or How to Make Love With The Earth

TTBaum and Michael Grohall have been invited by The Theater Offensive and artists Annie Sprinkle and Elizabeth Stephens to act as “lab assistants” in Dirty Sex-Ecology or How to Make Love with the Earth — at its US Premiere, November 12th through the 14th, 2009 as part of the TTO’s OUT On the Edge Festival!

Conceived by and starring Annie Sprinkle and Elizabeth Stephens, Dirty Sex-Ecology or How to Make Love with the Earth is part of the Love Art Laboratory – a seven year long collaborative project between these two amazing West Coast art goddesses!

Performances are:

Nov 12, 7:30pm
Nov 13, 8pm
Nov 14, 7:30 and 9:30pm

Calderwood Pavilion

$15 to $45

For more information go to!

Oct 14 2009

ARTIST TALK: Tuesday Oct 20th, 2009

Tuesday Oct. 20th, 2009 (7-8 pm) Space 242 Artist Talk
This is your chance to talk directly with TTBaum and Michael Grohall about The WEDLOCK Project and to ask guest artists questions about their work for current show, Part 1: ENGAGEMENT.

Please RSVP directly to the gallery at:

See you there…
TT and Michael

*SPACE 242 is located in Boston’s South End at:
242 E. Berkeley Street, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02118
Between Albany Street and Harrison Avenue
Medieval Manor Building
(Parking in the Medieval Manor lot is strictly prohibited.)

Oct 1 2009

Thursday October 1, 2009 – Boston Globe Arts Editor’s Pick

After a smash opening and performance at Space 242 in Boston, Part 1: ENGAGEMENT – got props from none other than Cate McQuaid in the Boston Globe. Check out page 8 in the G insert!

THE WEDLOCK PROJECT: CONFRONTING PERCEPTIONS OF SAME-SEX MARRIAGE…For the first of the stages of “The Wedlock Project,” TTBaum and Michael Grohall, along with guest artist, present photos, video, drawings, and more on the topic of “engagement.”

Go check it out! We are up until October 23rd.

Sep 23 2009

All the Press about ENGAGEMENT!

Check out Boston’s Weekly DIG! We are plastered all over the Dig This! section and there is a great nod to the show and opening in the Dig Daily section for September 25th! Check it out and come to the opening on Friday!

Also go to and read the write up in the Boston Event Guide.

See you soon!