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Archive: Dec 2015

Brooklyn Magazine, December 31, 2015

Brooklyn-based curators and artists—list a handful of shows they recall with certain fondness from 2015, then go on to name a few things they’re looking forward to in 2016, including shows and events with which they’re involved.

Not Brooklyn-specific, and not even NYC-specific, this piece will take you all over—from a certain corner of a certain state in the US most broadly known for its electoral primaries (right?) to Cuba, The Europe and Bangladesh. Even all the way to Philadelphia!

Ace Hotel blog, December 28, 2015

In these United States, we’ve used unspeakable systemic violence to create a supremacist culture that has and continues to rob black people of freedom. The political rhetoric in this fight has lately taken to social media, an outlet wholly democratic for other voices to be heard and social awareness to bloom. Forty years ago though, it took place in part on the covers of paperback books. The sale of these books — 99 cents in pharmacies and grocery lines across America — helped shape contemporary discourse and design. Stokely Carmichael and Charles Hamilton’s Black Power can be examined as an example of one such publication.

Brooklyn Magazine, December 28, 2015

From Bumper Cars to Torah Taxidermy: A Guide to 25 of Brooklyn’s Most Unusual Museums

Museums are the perfect daytime exploration activity, but instead of heading to the (admittedly fabulous!) Brooklyn Museum for the umpteenth time, why no go a little farther afield? We’re excited to present 25 unusual and beguiling lesser-known Brooklyn museums, homes for everything from vintage Coney Island bumper cars to anthropomorphic taxidermy specimens to 4,000-year-old cuneiform tablets. And we’re presenting them in alphabetical order, because why not?

Audio Interference 06: Chicago Art Handlers

“It’s so difficult for people to imagine an organized workplace in the arts, but we really want to make it a reality.”

Interference Archive in the news: a roundup of press coverage in 2015

A big part of our mission at Interference Archive is to start conversations about social movement culture and the histories we collect. Over the past year, we’ve seen some of those conversations happen in the press. Here’s a roundup of conversations about Interference Archive happening in the press over 2015.

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if a song could be freedom mixtape 016- Sounds of Protest

Amit Gilutz is a composer and activist originally from Israel/Palestine, now based in the USA. His work is interdisciplinary and conceptual, particularly focused on the question of music’s ability to participate in the practice of social justice. This mixtape was originally prepared for “Sounds of Protest”, a course I designed and taught at Cornell University | More »

Hyperallergic, December 11, 2015

Art Workers of New York, Unite!
by Tiernan Morgan on December 11, 2015

Call out for new mixtape submissions

    We are looking for new playlist submissions for the if a song could be freedom mixtape series. Please submit or share with people whom may be interested! Interference Archive is looking for your submissions in the ongoing series if a song could be freedom political mixtapes. To accompany the exhibition if a song | More »

Audio Interference 05: Lincoln Cushing

“It’s not about the things, it’s about the people: who made it, who saw it, who was influenced by it.” -Lincoln Cushing