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2016 Rikers Campaign & School Against Prison - TBA

2016 Rikers Campaign & School Against Prison – TBA

GIVE KIDS YOUR INSTRUMENTS

GIVE KIDS YOUR INSTRUMENTS

Give Kids Your Instruments is a 501c3 nonprofit based in New York that secures the resources to augment music and arts education for young people in lower income communities and areas emerging from conflict. Our partners include: Bailey’s Café, Children…

PRISON IS AN ANGRY FATHER

PRISON IS AN ANGRY FATHER

24 artists come together on 14 tracks to confront why we still cage people. By purchasing this record, you are making a donation to the Cage Project. Samizdat Records: http://samizdatrecords.com/album/szr000-prison-is-an-angry-father PIAAF: http://prisonisanangryfather.com

NBC ARREST: OCCUPY WALL STREET

NBC ARREST: OCCUPY WALL STREET

What is an aesthetic point? And what does it mean to make an aesthetic point? These are questions I ask myself, having pulled down a police barricade in order to rouse the masses of people to take to the streets…

FREE BED STUY: SCHOOL AGAINST PRISON

FREE BED STUY: SCHOOL AGAINST PRISON

In collaboration with the Von King Cultural Arts Center as well as over 20 local community organizations and businesses, we hosted a day of celebration in commemoration of Juneteenth (Abolition Day). In collaboration with Free University and criminal justice reform…

THE SLAVE THEATER COMMUNITY HISTORY PROJECT

THE SLAVE THEATER COMMUNITY HISTORY PROJECT

The Slave Theater Community History Project seeks to create a historical archive of the Slave Theater, the life of Judge John L. Phillips, and the local activism and recent history of the Bedford Stuyvesant Community. Slave Theater Site: http://theslavetheater.com Tumblr…

ATTEMPTED CIRCUMNAVIGATION OF RIKERS ISLAND

ATTEMPTED CIRCUMNAVIGATION OF RIKERS ISLAND

Rikers Island can be seen as a metaphor for the prison industrial complex in that the entire island has been constructed and expanded strictly to incarcerate people. By engaging the periphery of this panoptical island via canoe, we were attempting…

THE CAGE PROJECT

THE CAGE PROJECT

In collaboration with established organizations, the Cage Project employs unconventional social interventions to challenge the systemic ignorance fueling mass incarceration. Press Release: Prison abolitionist stages post-criminal satire by caging himself outside the Manhattan Detention Complex on Sunday, October 25th, the…

240 Flutes Documentary - TBA

240 Flutes Documentary – TBA

Give Kids Your Instruments is a 501c3 nonprofit based in New York that secures the resources to augment music and arts education for young people in lower income communities and areas emerging from conflict. Haiti is a place of extremes….

Burial for the Rebellion: Studies in Post-Criminality

Burial for the Rebellion: Studies in Post-Criminality

Burial for the Rebellion: Studies in Post-Criminality features a series of artworks and allegorical interventions that challenge us to negotiate the relationship between art and criminality. The present exhibition is conceived also as an organizing tool. It includes 5 main…

Panel Discussion on PostCriminality

Panel Discussion on PostCriminality

December 18, at Y Gallery, 7 – 9pm The panel features: Chino Hardin, Field Trainer and Community Organizer at Center for NU Leadership.  Joseph Jazz Hayden, Founder and CEO of Still Here Harlem Productions and its offshoot All Things Harlem and initiator of…

Innovative Break

Innovative Break

It’s that innovative break that draws the eye on an opening. It’s that detail that punctures the extent. It’s that aesthetic interruption that gives way, in the sense that it gives in to the breakage. It’s an art of falling….

A War of Imagery

A War of Imagery

I. Imagery is weaponry. We are at war. A war of imagery is taking place. The city is the sight of collision. Images of a world collide and compose the world-as-montage, and what we get is the big picture. The…

Setting Up The World As A Picture

Setting Up The World As A Picture

“A nation without fancy, without some romance, never did, never can, never will, hold a great place under the sun.” Charles Dickens As Tim Mitchell notes in Colonialism and Culture, the “integral relationship between representation, as a modern technique of…

Subversive Photographs: Thoughts on Barthes

Subversive Photographs: Thoughts on Barthes

The photograph is subversive when it thinks. When it doesn’t think, it’s just a thing. But when it thinks, the photograph ceases to be just a thing. It plays a role. It arouses feelings in the viewer, thereby, turning the…

Introduction to Pedagogical Interventions: Towards a New Aesthetics

Introduction to Pedagogical Interventions: Towards a New Aesthetics

When I think of classical Greek culture, and the role tragedy once played in society, I think: What role would tragedy play in a post-9/11 world? What is the role of radical post-dramatic theater in the City of New York…

Tactical Aesthetics

Tactical Aesthetics

Historical analysis is strategic, and the stories we tell and the details we point to are tactical. That is why it is so important to go back through the history of human art making, and to observe the practice of…

A Revolt That Never Ends

A Revolt That Never Ends

From persona non grata to exile condemned in absentia, Italian philosopher Antonio Negri existed on the fringes of an empire that labeled him a cattivo maestro.  As he explains in the documentary, A Revolt That Never Ends: “Cattivo maestro is someone…

Gordon Matta-Clark: Anarchitectural Practitioner

Gordon Matta-Clark: Anarchitectural Practitioner

What does it mean to be born the son of the renowned Chilean Surrealist painter Robert Matta? One can only assume Gordon Matta-Clark added his mother’s last name to the end of his father’s last name in order to distinguish…

Nailhouse Incidents in Modern Day China

Nailhouse Incidents in Modern Day China

What I often find more striking than an intentional work of art is a work of art that stands just outside the notion of a work of art, an unintentioned work of art, a work of art that never meant…