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Archive: Feb 2016

Film screening: I Heard it Through the Grapevine

Wednesday, April 13, 7pm

A personal essay film written by James Baldwin and directed by Dick Fontaine and Pat Hartley, I Heard It Through the Grapevine follows writer James Baldwin as he revisits the settings of civil rights struggles of the 1960s in the Deep South and reexamines the movement’s ideals twenty years later. Featuring Amiri Baraka and Chinua Achebe.

Tintin, Tom of Finland and Beyond: How I Came to Comics through Alt Masculinity and Bad Sex

Tuesday, March 8, 2016
7–9pm

Join us for a very special presentation by A.K. Summers, who will discuss how alternative comics and queer zines share a common punk/DIY ethos as well as subject matter which often celebrates pulp, the misanthropic, oppositional, outlandish and unnatural. She will connect these and other influences in her work, as well as her own comic zine from the 1990s, Negativa, and eventual long-form graphic novel Pregnant Butch (2014).

Film Program: Whose Native Land?

Thursday, March 10, 7pm

Join us for a special film program featuring award-winning documentary short Native New Yorker (2005) and classic American labor film Native Land (1942).

Book Launch: led from a distance by Harry Newman

Friday March 11,  7-9pm

Led from a Distance book launch, with reading from author Harry Newman.

A sequence of political poems, Led from a Distance explores the moral and emotional deadening of years of war fought far from us and mediated through screens, when seen at all.

Comix from the Real Cost of Prisons Project with Lois Ahrens and Kevin Pyle

Saturday, March 12, 2016
1–3pm

Comix from the Real Cost of Prisons Project with RCPP founding director Lois Ahrens and comics artist Kevin Pyle, artist and co-writer of Prison Town-Paying the Price. Lois will talk about the three Real Cost of Prisons Project comic books and how 135,000 came to be printed and sent to incarcerated women and men in every state in the country. She’ll also show slides of   incarcerated cartoonists who responded to the comic books with their own work from inside. Kevin will read from Prison Town- Paying the Price and discuss the process of creating the comic, as well as his longtime involvement with WW3 and other activist comic projects.

Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Sunday, March 6, 2016 2:00-6:00pm

Join Interference volunteers and local Wikipedians in a rhizomatic campaign to improve coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia. Participants will have the opportunity to work directly with archival materials in the Interference collection and explore intersections between art, feminism, and activism.
Childcare is available but requires RSVP by March 2nd.

Audio Interference 08: Tabloid

“Jean would take her income tax refund check and go to the track and bet on horses, and whatever money she made funded Tabloid.”

Seven Days, February 10, 2016

Art Review: ‘From the Center for Cartoon Studies Archive,’ SPA
By Rachel Elizabeth Jones

…The intersections of personal narrative, identity politics and the radical social potential of comics are at the crux of the current show at Brooklyn’s Interference Archive: “Our Comics, Ourselves: Identity, Expression and Representation in Comic Art.” Cosponsored by CCS, the collaboratively curated show features comics addressing topics including “feminism, abortion, racism, cultural identity, social activism, labor unions, veterans of war, sexual abuse, student debt, immigration, public health, civil rights, gender and sexual identity and a lot more,” according to Interference Archive’s website.

Audio Interference 07: Tina Orlandini

“The importance of art in the movement was that not everyone could see themselves at the front lines…art allowed for a more inclusive community.” – Tina Orlandini, writer, organizer, and curator of an exhibition on the UPR student strike.