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Krewe Coumbite & Muthi Reed

Peace! … I want you to know about new work. Your insight and any references you suggest I explore, are invaluable to my process of planning and actualization. Thank you in advance.

Krewe Coumbite is a sonic instrument of study in Black and Indigenous Diasporas ecology and vernacular rhythms documented from 1940s til current. The work focuses specifically on vernacular of cultural musings expressed in: noise, chants, stories, lullabies, narratives around naming, Cultural sayings/proverbs/recipes, and in working-class rituals such as public transit, migration, service work, and in community gatherings. Continue reading

Sep 24, 09:29
Comments (1) Commission: “Killbox” by Joseph DeLappe, et al Commission: Killbox by Joseph DeLappe (US) and Malath Abbas, Tom deMajo and Albert Elwin (UK) [To "play" the game download the application to your desktop, and make sure your speakers are on.]

Killbox is an online interactive game that critically explores the nature of drone (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, or UAV) warfare, its complexities and consequences. It is an experience that explores the use of technology to transform and extend political and military power, and the abstraction of killing through virtualization.

Modern warfare technology disguises the lethal nature of weapons as they become surgical precision instruments producing ‘clean’ destruction within acceptable limits of “collateral damage.” – Jill Berke* Continue reading

Sep 22, 09:59
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Turning FACT Inside Out [uk Liverpool]

[Image: HeHe, Fracking Futures, 2013. Installation. Image courtesy of the artists.] Turning FACT Inside Out :: June 13 - September 15, 2013 :: FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology), 88 Wood Street, Liverpool, L1 4DQ, UK.

A selection of provocative international artists tackle some of the most pressing, controversial and literally ground-breaking political issues of today. Exploring aspects of environment, architecture, capitalism and augmented reality, Turning FACT Inside Out is an exhibition that will take over the entire building and beyond, including recreating an indoor fracking site complete with earth tremors and flames. Continue reading

Jun 14, 16:22
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Open. Cahier no. 23: Autonomy

SKOR | Foundation for Art and Public Domain / NAi Publishers present Open. Cahier on Art and the Public Domain, no. 23: Autonomy — New Forms of Freedom and Independence in Art and Culture:

In this time of ideological and political crises, in which people and things are increasingly thrown back on their own resources, autonomy is considered again. But how does autonomy, the wish to take matters into one’s own hands and have significance independent of old structures, relate to the call for engagement and performativity? This issue, made in collaboration with Sven Lütticken, examines autonomy from the standpoints of art, art history, philosophy, political theory, and cultural criticism, and attempts to escape the limitations of thinking in terms of engagement on the one hand and autonomy on the other. Continue reading

May 29, 12:48
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Memefest Festival: Debt

Memefest Festival of Socially Responsive Communication and Art 2012: Debt (la dette, χρέος, dolg, задолженность, долг, debito, дълг, ŝuldo, חוב, schuld, deuda, borc …) :: Call for Submissions — Deadline May 30.

Memefest, an international organization dedicated to promoting new, productive and relevant forms of cultural activism, together with the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane, this year introduces the Memefest/ Griffith-QCA award for ‘Imaginative Critical Intervention’. Continue reading

May 17, 13:51
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Decolonial Media Aesthetics [us Cambridge, MA]

Berkman Luncheon Series: Dalida Maria Benfield: Unexpected Development: Decolonial Media Aesthetics and Women’s ICT4D Video :: April 17, 2012; 12:30 pm :: Berkman Center, 23 Everett Street, second floor, Cambridge, Massachusetts + webcast :: RSVP required for those attending in person via this form.

ICT4D (Information Communication Technology for Development) powerfully frames women’s grassroots video production in the Global South, much of which is distributed widely through YouTube. Often, these videos reproduce racialized and gendered discourses — legacies of colonialism — in their narratives of economic, social, and technological progress. Continue reading

Mar 29, 12:24
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The Artistic Mode of Revolution: From Gentrification to Occupation

This Is Not A Protest Song! [at Salzburg]

This Is Not A Protest Song! Art, Civic Engagement And Networking :: Lectures: March 21, 2012; 9:30 am - 2:30 pm (open to all) :: Workshops: March 21-22 :: Wissenschaft & Kunst, Bergstraße 12, Salzburg, Austria.

This symposium covers questions of art, political engagement and activism by focusing on practical working methods.

Throughout history, art has been assigned a range of roles. Aside from the beautification of life, distraction or representation, the acquisition and transfer of knowledge and experiences are still seen as highly important. Continue reading

Mar 3, 18:41
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Theory in Action

Theory in Action, the journal of the Transformative Studies Institute (quarterly publication print ISSN: 1937-0229 electronic ISSN: 1937-0237), is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal, whose scope ranges from the local to the global. Its aim is to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and the discussion of current research (qualitative and quantitative) on the interconnections between theory and action aimed at promoting social justice broadly defined.

The journal editorial board does not privilege any particular theoretical tradition or approach and there are no word or page limits for its articles. TIA publishes papers that connect academic scholarship with activism, what R.K. Merton calls ‘theories of the middle range.’ TIA values radical and unconventional ideas, expressed in different styles, whether academic or journalistic. Continue reading

Jan 31, 11:39
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Beautiful Trouble: A Toolbox for Revolution

Beautiful Trouble: A Toolbox for Revolution - Assembled by Andrew Boyd with Dave Oswald Mitchell:

From Cairo to cyberspace, from Main Street to Wall Street, today’s social movements have a creative new edge that’s blurring the boundaries between artist and activist, hacker and dreamer. But the principles that make for successful creative action rarely get hashed out or written down.

Until now.

Beautiful Trouble brings together ten grassroots groups and dozens of seasoned artists and activists from around the world to distill their best practices into a toolbox for creative action. Continue reading

Jan 22, 16:54
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