Raised Fist[ing]

Raised fists in activist settings symbolize strength, unity, resistance, and community. To many queer communities, fists themselves have additional meanings: while often one thinks of hitting or violence, additional meanings lurk pruriently behind the surface. After raising for LGBTQ rights throughout the 1980s, and for AIDS activism in the 1990s,…

Workshop 3/11/14: Digital Cataloging and Archiving with Open Source Software

Tuesday March 11, 2014, 6:30--10pm workshop @ Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology in NYC. Register online here. Creating and managing digital archives, catalogs, online canadian pharmacy and collections is a growing concern as organizations seek to manage files and records, metadata-gather, and enable complex searches of their cultural production, ephemera,…

Political Art Lectures for 2014

I'm writing to share resources for teachers looking for a NYC-based field trips for classes on art/politics/sociology/archives, etc: INTERFERENCE ARCHIVE ON-SITE TOURS I recently began an appointment as the Resident Scholar at the Interference Archive [www.interferencearchive.org], a public archive of political art ephemera in Brooklyn. See a NY Times article…

Political art and Examining an Archive

Reprinted from The Interference Archive, http://interferencearchive.org/examining-the-archive-lecture-on-activist-posters/ What makes art activist? What makes it political? Does who is using it matter? The Interference Archive is uniquely situated as both a living collection of activist cultures and ideas, and a site of popular education and engagement with these ideas. One way we…