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Interview with Sarah Ross of Prison + Neighborhood Arts Project

Sarah Ross is a co-founder of the Prison + Neighborhood Arts Project (PNAP). PNAP is a grassroots project offering arts and humanities classes in Stateville Prison, a maximum security prison near Joliet, Illinois about 35 miles southwest of Chicago. Work … Continue reading

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The Ferguson Revolt Did Not Take Place

By Richard Gilman-Opalsky This short essay is a détournement of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari’s shorter essay, “May ’68 Did Not Take Place.”[1] The Ferguson revolt did not take place; the Baltimore revolt is proof. The Ferguson revolt did not … Continue reading

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Abigail Satinsky & Anthony Romero – Chicago Social Practice Lab (SAIC) DIABLOGLICAL

This fall at the School of the Art Institute, we taught a course on “Chicago Social Practice,” a contested and ambiguous territory that was being tested out in various forms in the fall of 2014 in Chicago, through an exhibition … Continue reading

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Cassie Thornton – Physical Audit

What have you never done in a bank? Probably most things. Get in line. Alone. Face forward. Don’t speak. Never look curious. Stand up straight. Don’t look like you are seeing someone else. Don’t touch anything. Be as clean as … Continue reading

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Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination (John and Isa)- An Open Letter in the Dark

  (Note: This is an edited version of a longer letter sent to the Donau Festival and posted on the Labofli’s blog. The original letter is available here.)   Dear Tomas, Margit and the others reading this letter, We are … Continue reading

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Response to the report-back by Dan Wang

Well, I have never been to Spain and don’t have much firsthand knowledge of the context. So my thoughts must be considered as being formulated from that position of distance and deficiency. Also, I’ve never worked for or in a … Continue reading

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reportback from: On The New Abduction of Europe Conference-Marc Herbst

On The New Abduction of Europe Conference Marc Herbst   At the End of February, I participated in The New Abduction of Europe in Madrid. This 4 day event was organized by the an rhizomatic node in Spain’s autonomous network, … Continue reading

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Anabel Roque Rodríguez- From Truth to Concrete Action

Anabel Roque Rodríguez is a curator and writer currently based in Munich, Germany. Her research focus is: feminism; art activism; questions of representation; territoriality; temporary artistic occupations, and the politicization of space in contemporary art. Contact: anabelroro (at) gmail (dot.)com … Continue reading

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Paula Cobo-(if we organize, we can all fuck)

Paula Cobo Guevara is an artist and writer living in Los Angeles. autonomy we have an inheritance of the historical vanguards in the synthethis of aesthetics and politics: the Italian 77, and may 68; which opened a space of possibility … Continue reading

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Gavin Grindon- Pick Apart the Different Approaches…

The claim often made by art critics and historians of activist-art, that “this is bad art but good politics” (or more rarely heard, vice versa) is inadequate to address either its art or its politics. In so far as this … Continue reading

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