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Archive: Mar 2017

Interference Archive on Frieze

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Type is Beautiful, March 29, 2017

短报:美国 70 年代左翼运动印刷史料收藏
by Mira Ying

20 世纪 70 年代初期的美国见证了社会变革思潮和社会活动的升温。反战运动愈演愈烈,民权运动尤其是黑人平权运动发展到了最高峰,女性和同性恋者要求解放的呼声越加高涨。这些运动虽然由不同的根源促生,但受到了反种族主义、女权主义、共产主义、无政府主义、泛非洲主义等意识形态的影响,具有鲜明的共同特征。

Audio Interference 30: Rob Robinson

“People have knowledge, and they can put together stations that’ll blow the doors off a government station…you get set up in the Amazon in Brazil, and you set up twenty dollars worth of equipment, you can blow a thousand miles out because there’s nothing to interfere with that signal.” – Rob Robinson

Art Practical, March 23, 2017

Signs of the Times
by Ashley Stull Meyers

January 21 of this year was a historic day for Americans of all political leanings. For those who sympathize with or are protected by liberal-leaning ideology, the 2017 Women’s March on Washington served to illustrate that they were not alone—that an arguable majority of the nation shares their discontent. For those in celebration of the previous day’s inauguration and speculative incoming agenda, it signaled precisely how steep the incline toward a true national conservatism will be.

frieze magazine, March 21, 2017

Documentary: Interference Archive
by Dan Fox

frieze visits Interference Archive in New York, USA – a volunteer-run collection of social and political objects and ephemera – to find out about its mission and work.

Hyperallergic, March 20, 2017

The Graphic Idealism of the 1970s US Radical Left
by Murat Cem Menguc

In these days of protest and protest culture, the Interference Archive is making its own contribution in order to keep us going. Titled Finally Got The News: The Printed Legacy of the U.S. Radical Left, 1970–1979, their new exhibition focuses on the legacy of US radical left movements during the 1970s. The archive regards this as their most ambitious exhibition so far, and in their small gallery space they showcase a truly rich collection of pamphlets, posters, and flyers. The exhibition brings back to life the culture of social movements that fought racism, imperialism, patriarchy, and capitalism throughout the 1970s.

Printing Protest Symbols: a hands-on workshop!

Saturday, April 8, 2-4pm

In the streets or in our archive, we see so many symbols in the world around us. How do social movements use symbols to convey their message? This hands-on workshop is for all ages! We’ll spend a bit of time talking about the symbols we see on the exhibition walls right now at Interference Archive, as well as the symbols we see on signs at protests and marches. After that, we’ll carve our own symbols into foam printing boards and make our own mini-zines by sharing the symbols we’ve carved and printing them together.

Soapboxes, Amplifiers, and Making Headlines

Friday, April 14, 7pm

Join us for this evening of reflection on our current exhibition, Finally Got The News: The Printed Legacy of the U.S. Radical Left, 1970-1979. An ensemble of performers echo the impulses of the 1970’s Radical Left Movement. Theatre and music will collage the diverse social movements defining a vibrant decade.

Art+Feminism Wikipedia edit-a-thon 2017

Thank you so much to everyone who joined us on March 12th for our Art and Feminism wikipedia edit-a-thon! We used material from the Interference Archive collection to add more information about women artists to Wikipedia. A dozen people spent the afternoon at the archive editing articles about artists including Jane Norling, Wanda Telakowska, Susan Simensky | More »

The Little Big Apple Sabotage Event: Alone but Together

Friday, March 31st, 7pm

An evening with a redistributed collective reading of Miximum Ca’ Canny The Sabotage Manuals – you cutta da pay we cutta da shob (Commune Editions, 2016) by and with Ida Börjel & Jennifer Hayashida, AKA Jen Börjelhayash-Ida.