Tonight: Occupology, Swarmology, Whateverology 6-8pm

UPFRONT magazine

UPFRONT, Number 10, Fall 1985, Political Art Documentation/Distribution

Frequent member to OWS Arts network meetings and events, Gregory Sholette will host a teach-in tonight at Parsons the New School for Design… here is the description of the teach-in from the Parson’s #searchunderoccupy website:

“How has OWS, a dynamic and still-unfolding phenomenon, invoked “archival agency?” What power does that agency wield? How does the swarmchive of OWS promise to continue to write itself and to what transformative end?

“Gregory Sholette is a New York-based artist, writer, a founding member of Political Art Documentation/Distribution (PAD/D: 1980-1988), and REPOhistory (1989-2000), and author of Dark Matter: Art and Politics in an Age of Enterprise Culture, Pluto Press, 2011. He teaches Sculpture at Queens College: City University of New York.
http://gregorysholette.com
http://darkmatterarchives.net

“Greg asks that you come with questions and your own archive project for discussion. You can read his article of the same title in advance of his teach-in at http://artjournal.collegeart.org/?p=2395

OCCUPOLOGY, SWARMOLOGY, WHATEVEROLOGY:
The City of (dis)order versus the people’s archive

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012, 6pm
Arnold and Sheila Aronson Gallery
Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
66 Fifth Ave., New York, NY

Minutes Monday February 6, 2012

Arts & Culture – Meeting Minutes
Monday February 6th, 2012

Minutes by Chris Cobb

Antonio @antonioserna, leora, deirdre (@dday), chris, james @jamesfredericrose, eric (@recodebarcode), maria (@maria)

(The meeting started with just a few people so the discussion was very informal and people came later so the minutes reflect the casualness of the conversation.)

I. reportbacks /announcements/agenda

Leora – facilitation saftey vests made, had help from screen printing guild and they used them and they worked at the occupy town square at washington square park vests were given to occupy town square – max or Cynthia – violence /nonviolence issues are a dealbreaker for a lot of people

Deidre said they want to make buttons that say OWS nonviolent so people can tell who is who in some visual way including at the town square so they need help to make the buttons and distribute them or try to figure out a way to distinguish between violent and non violent protesters, noted that in DC (January 17 – Occupy DC) mostly white guys were like anarchists baiting the cops and saying”fuck you” to them etc.Trying deliberately to provoke, party atmosphere which seemed really risky and irresponsible

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