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Archive: Oct 2015

if a song could be freedom 014 – A Brave New World by Jamie Chaoten

if a song could be freedom mixtape 013 A Brave New World is a Post Punk, Industrial music, and youth movements in Europe, East and West, during the late 1970s and early 80s, curated by Jamie Chaoten. Jamie has been a supporter of Interference Archive since the beginning, and was born and raised in Brooklyn, | More »

The Guardian, October 14, 2015

Locating a spirit of resistance and revolution in established art and cultural institutions can often be a dispiriting undertaking. But not so at Interference Archive, a cooperative, volunteer-supported institution in the Gowanus neighbourhood of Brooklyn which, in a season of political and religious challenge to mainstream institutional thinking, has a finger on the pulse.

Solidarity with Cuba: a panel discussion

Thursday, November 12
7-9pm

In connection with the Armed by Design/El Diseño a las Armas exhibition, this panel features members of the Venceremos Brigade, the Center for Cuban Studies, Pastors for Peace, and the National Lawyers Guild together to discuss a long history of solidarity work with Cuba.

We are responsible for each other! A conversation about the Syrian refugee crisis

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
7–9pm

Join Budapest-based activist and photographer Gabriella Csoszó and Syrian American community organizer Sarab Al-Jijakli in dialogue about the current refugee crisis. Csoszó will share recent work documenting the political opposition in Hungary and Al-Jijakli will discuss the unfolding developments abroad. Adèle Eisenstein moderates the conversation, focusing on the power of the image to instigate social change and our responsibility as artists, activists, and citizens to come together and search for solutions. This event is a collaboration between the Interference Archive and Triangle Arts Association.

Interference Archive online catalog launch party

Sunday, November 22, 3-5pm

Join the many co-creators of the Interference Archive’s digital catalog as we launch it for public use. Take part in a conversation about our process of working on this project, as well as future plans and projects for making this a useful tool for our community.

Solidarity, Distribution, Design: The Poster Today

Wednesday November 4th, 2015
7–9pm

Join us for a panel of artists and designers discussing the intersections of solidarity, propaganda, poster making, & image distribution. As part of the programming for our Armed By Design/El Diseño a las Armas exhibition, OSPAAAL will be referenced as a great example of this crossroads, but many other social movements will be discussed as well. Panelists include Avram Finkelstein, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, and Dread Scott. The event will be moderated by Josh MacPhee.

NYWC Creative Writing Workshop

Thursday, November 19, 2015
6:30-9pm

Join NY Writers Coalition for a free creative writing workshop inspired by Interference Archive’s current exhibit Armed by Design/El Diseño a las Armas, an intimate look at the graphic design production of Organization in Solidarity with the Peoples of Africa, Asia, and Latin America (OSPAAAL), based in Havana, Cuba, from the 1960s to the present.

What does solidarity mean to you?

We spent Saturday, October 17 with Combat Paper NJ (Montclair, NJ) and Mobile Print Power (Corona, Queens), setting up a day of interactive art production in the Interference Archive parking lot.

We invited everyone to come out and work with Combat Paper NJ to pulp and pull sheets of paper with their mobile paper making set-up, and work with Mobile Print Power to learn basic printing with their ice cream cart turned screen print studio. Both groups asked the question “What does solidarity mean to you?” and “How can military veterans and immigrants (and immigrants who are vets) work together to improve their communities?”

Film Screening: Human Resources

Saturday, October 31, 2015
7–9pm

Join us this Halloween for the NYC premiere of corporate-horror movie Human Resources, followed by Q&A with the cast and crew.

Audio Interference 02: Laura Whitehorn

“Communities have given up our power to police and institutions, and we have to take it back.” –Laura Whitehorn