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Facebook comment of mine:

And thus the arts are subjugated to the disastrous apparatus constructed by the Enlightenment cleaving of self/other. One of the most egregious examples of this is the forced submission of all manner of creative play to (linguistic) domination in the form of “criticality,” which is a technique of dissociation that replicates the very mistakes that its proponents seek to solve using it as a tool!

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Inconvenient Objects Developed

In terms of pursuing the inconvenient objects and people becoming empowered through the experience of the object, I decided to follow through with this in the hope that people would claim the objects, over time if this object should become a burden, they then go through a secondary phase of empowerment, almost catharsis, where they must accept and let go of the object, either my leaving it somewhere or destroying it. 37 more words

Reader on Power | Open Engagement

Headed out to Oakland for the Open Engagement Conference. At the risk of this seeming like some sort of swingers convention, the Open Engagement organizers have posted this on their site, and I kind of love it: 24 more words

Social Practice

The Role of Performance in Socially Engaged Craft (and Art!)

As a collective, one of the first things we asked ourselves was, almost obviously, “what defines socially engaged craft? Or art?” and this was quickly followed up by the most common second question, “does performance count?” 1,455 more words


Be Careful What You Wish For

We see a growing interest in this field and I would say, with that, comes a responsibility to articulate a vision of social justice that appreciates the values, and power, of working in methods that not only resist the logic of capital, but also privilege the power that happens when people come together in an open-ended space of poetic ambiguity.

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Social Practice

El Cerro: A social practice work by artist Chemi Rosado-Seijo, ongoing since 2002

On March 19, 2016, the artist Chemi Rosado-Seijo (b. 1973, Puerto Rico) performed a guided walkthrough to all interested around the community of El Cerro, in the municipality of Naranjito, Puerto Rico. 524 more words

Contemporary Art

Oakland Stock: a micro-granting dinner series

Oakland Stock is part of the Sunday Soup network, supporting artists’ projects one bowl of soup at a time. Diners pay a small dinner fee, feast on a gourmet meal, and listen to artists propose new projects that need funding.

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