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Archive: Feb 2019

Hi-Viz: Australian Political Posters 1979–2019

February 8 – April 14, 2019
Opening reception: Friday, February 8, 6-9pm

An exhibition of exquisite screen-printed posters—rarely seen in the U.S.—that provide a visual commentary of politics and life in Australia over the last four decades. Renowned for their high visibility, particularly in the 1980s with their saturated fluorescent colors, these posters describe the times and events that have engaged socially active artists throughout recent periods of major change.

Unite to Resist Fascism: Anakbayan New York Presents History of the Underground

Saturday, February 23rd, 5:30pm

This year marks the 33rd anniversary of the EDSA People Power Uprising that took place on February 22-25, 1986 and ousted dictator Ferdinand Marcos after 21 years of his fascist rule in the Philippines. Anakbayan New York presents Sari Dalena and Keith Sicat’s documentary “History of the Underground.” Seven years in the making, it aims to have a deeper understanding of how the Philippines has been shaped in the last 45 years by exploring the life and times of activists, intellectuals and revolutionary leaders just prior and during Marcos’ martial law.

Audio Interference 61: 7K or Strike!

“We don’t believe that big gains and big transformations to unjust systems happen by just asking nicely. It happens by, as we’ve seen in all of the inspiring teacher’s strikes across the country – change happens by people really coming out and being disruptive. This is how folks throughout American history have gotten the things that they asked for, by going on strike. It’s really not some kind of radical theory.”

Women Make Change: a Wikipedia edit-a-thon and discussion about radical feminism in 1968

Sunday, March 10, 2019, 2–6pm

We’ll kick off this event at 2pm with a presentation and conversation led by Bev Grant, activist, musician, and photographer, about the feminist organizing in the late 1960s and the performative protests at the 1968 Miss America Pageant.

Stick around to join local Wikipedians and Interference Archive volunteers to work on a rhizomatic campaign to improve coverage of radical 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.

A Century of Immigration on Film

Saturday, March 9th, 7:30pm.

Three Trembling Cities (Arthur Vince, 2017) is an intimate portrait of the inner lives and daily struggles of the immigrants who make NYC’s heart tremble with hope. The first season follows two fictional circles of immigrants as they juggle jobs, relationships, immigration issues, family expectations, and their own dreams. Their stories are intercut with non-fiction interviews with immigrants who’ve faced parallel issues. In The Immigrant (1917), Charlie Chaplin follows a pair of immigrants to America and chronicles the very tangible problems they face.

Radical Playdate presents: Let’s Make Zines!

Saturday, March 16, 12-2pm
Recommended ages: 8 and under
Suggested materials donation: $5 (but no one will be turned away!)

Join us for a session of stamp and stencil drawings with (kid-safe and washable) stamp pads and spray markers. At the end we’ll create a zine with our very own Risograph printer. You can take free copies of the collectively made zine with you!

if a song could be freedom . . . Organized Sounds of Resistance

February 21st–March 23rd, 2019
Opening: Thursday, February 21 at 5pm


AT THE COLLEGE OF STATEN ISLAND ART GALLERY

This exhibition looks at how music has shaped the manners in which we understand ourselves in the past, present, and into the future. It features the picture sleeves of more than 200 political recordings—as well as other ephemera-from across the globe that expose the broad scope of the intersection of music and politics. Visitors are invited to listen to mixtape podcasts, which will also be played on WSIA 88.9FM during the course of the exhibit.

Holiday open hours: Lunar New Year

February 5, 2019, 12-5pm

We love holidays, so we’ll be open on Lunar New Year! Stop by to hang out and check out our collections.