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Archive: Aug 2015

Maz & Juan on location at Interference Archive

For the last month Brooklyn Independent Media has been shooting an upcoming program called Maz & Juan Strike Back at Interference Archive. Here’s one of the few shorts they’ve recently released. In this Maz & Juan Strike Back Extra, The Intercept’s Murtaza Hussain and Juan Thompson strike back on the Black Lives Matter protester’s who | More »

if a song could be freedom mixtape 009 – Burning Cop Car by submedia.tv

if a song could be freedom mixtape 009 – Burning Cop Car was produced by Frank and the folks at submedia.tv. subMedia.tv is a video production ensemble, which aims to promote anarchist and anti-capitalist ideas, and aid social struggles through the dissemination of radical films and videos. Founded in 1994, subMedia.tv has produced hundreds of | More »

Hyperallergic: August 18, 2015

From Punk to American Folk: Two Takes on Music and Politics by Scott Borchert on August 18, 2015 At the center of Folk City, through January at the Museum of the City of New York, is a clue that the exhibit is more about space than about music. Fixed between the two main rooms is | More »

Clandestine Occupations by Diana Block, Book Release Party October 2, 2015 7pm

Clandestines Occupations by Diana Block, Book Release Party October 2, 2015 7pm A radical activist, Luba Gold, makes the difficult decision to go underground to support the Puerto Rican independence movement. When Luba’s collective is targeted by an FBI sting, she escapes with her baby but leaves behind a sensitive envelope that is being safeguarded | More »

Armed by Design/El Diseño a las Armas Catalog

Interference Archive is preparing for its next exhibition, Armed by Design/El Diseño a las Armas. As an accompaniment to the exhibition, we have put together a collection of writing which discusses the intersection of graphic design and political solidarity work in revolutionary Cuba through the lens of the graphic design production of OSPAAAL, the Organization of Solidarity of the Peoples of Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

if a song could be freedom mixtape 008 – Tahrir Square by Ganzeer

if a song could be freedom mixtape 008 lives at archive.org. if a song could be freedom mixtape 008 – “Tahrir Square” is curated by Ganzeer. Ganzeer is the pseudonym of an Egyptian “contingency artist” operating mainly between graphic design and contemporary art since 2007. “He is not an author, comic book artist, installation artist, | More »

Workshop: Explore the hidden culture of squatting in Europe

Sunday, September 27, 2-5pm

This seminar coincides with the exhibition “Making Room: Cultural Production in Occupation” at ABC No Rio, and the publication of two books: Occupation Culture and the anthology Making Room. Alan W. Moore, author and co-editor of these books, will explore ways of representing the squatting movement. We will be joined by S.A. Engel-Di Mauro of the SqEK group, and will examine relevant materials in the Interference Archive collection.

Film Screening: Mexican Dream (Sueño Mexicano) and The Kelleys, filmmakers in attendance September 25, 7pm

MEXICAN DREAM is a film about the contradictions in the public discourse towards immigration. It is a story of economic desperation and societal alienation on both sides of the border: the people of Magdalena Peñasco in Oaxaca, Mexico, who go to Austin, Minnesota, to quarter pigs for Hormel Foods, the makers of Spam products. Communities change with migration, and in the process of adapting the old can sometimes not assimilate with the new. Filmmaker Jon and then-Ph.D. student Alex Euler document part of this uneasy transition.

if a song could be freedom mixtape 007 – Revolutionary Roots by Xaviera Simmons

This weeks mixtape is curated by Xaviera Simmons. Jamaica is just all of it..Stunning landscape, diversely populated, politically charged and creativly genius.. For me popular music starts in Jamaica as it’s basically where DJ’ing and mc’ing began and it’s where rap took flight to give us modern day hip hop. I constantly look to Jamiaca | More »

60th Anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima

Here’s a pop-cultural response to this tragedy. Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – Enola Gay Little Boy, the first nuclear bomb used in war, was dropped at 08:15 (Hiroshima time). It took 43 seconds to fall from the Enola Gay aircraft flying at 31,060 feet (9,470 m) to the predetermined detonation height about 1,968 feet (600 m) | More »