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Interference Archive Open House!

Last December the Interference Archive (IA) opened its doors in Brooklyn, providing access to to a wide collection of social movement culture and ephemera to the public. Consisting of posters, flyers, publications, photographs, moving images, audio recordings, clothing, and other printed matter, the archive grew out of the personal collections of Josh MacPhee and Dara Greenwald. It has since expanded through donations by artists and activists internationally as well as served as a space for cultural production of new objects.

In the last eight months IA has held exhibitions, screenings,

collaborative poster-making sessions, meetings, and multiple public

talks. Some highlights include:

• Our recent collaboration and installation with the Montreal-based

poster making group of student strikers Ècole de la Montagne Rouge

• A presentation on the history of anti-war posters and graphics by

archivist Carol Wells

• A poster critique and design charrette with Occuprint around Mayday

political graphics

• A screening of Maggots and Men, a queer reinterpretation of both the

filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein and the Krondstadt rebellion.

All of these activities have been free and open to the public!

Through this programming, the histories of people mobilizing for

social transformation have become animated and part of the present.

While still in its infancy, the archive has big plans to continue this

work and expand its reach. This includes becoming a non-profit

organization, opening to the public with much expanded hours, and the

development of a online database of the collection which will allow

for effective research and sharing of materials.

We would like to invite you to a series of open houses to personally

introduce you to the archive and our future plans. Currently the

archive is staffed by Josh, Molly Fair, and Kevin Caplicki, among

others. Come meet them and learn all the ways the collection can be

used and explored!

Additionally, we are also looking to develop a modest membership model

where interested individuals donate a small monthly amount. This will

allow us to keep IA open to the public as we develop our

infrastructure. Regardless if you decide to become a member or not,

our main goal is to share our work, and to spread the word that this

new archive of radical histories exists here in Brooklyn!

Open Houses are scheduled for the following dates from 5:30-7:30pm:

September 7th

September 21st

October 11th

Please RSVP to beriley@gmail.com

Interference Archive

131 8th St. #4, Brooklyn, NY 11215 (2 blocks from the f/g/r trains at 4th ave. and 9th st.)

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