i know you know i know you know i know: Program Schedule

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FRIDAY

We Are All Bureaucrats

Bureaucracies are a ubiquitous form of social organization and visibility. How can alternative organizations assemble themselves and work together effectively while balancing the desire to escape institutional malaise. Are there good bureaucrats?

Workshop on the Supplement to the Texas US History Textbook

The Texas Board of Education thinks it can brainwash students by controlling the textbooks. They’ve rewritten US history to take outThomas Jefferson, César Chávez and Thurgood Marshall. They even tried to remove the word “slavery” from a US history textbook! It is a right-wing white wash. Bring a laptop and help us write a free wiki supplement to the Texas textbook. http://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/A_supplement_to_the_Texas_US_history_textbook

Tuning Baghdad with Regine Basha with Che Chen

Cassettes, video clips, books, discussion. Is there such a thing as musical citizenship? How do you draw the lines between ethnicity, citizenship, nationality and religion in music? Regine Basha will share music and video clips from Iraqi Jewish musicians who are versed in the Maqam tradition of Iraq in the 1940s and now play amongst themselves in privacy in Israel.

Mysterious Communion with Nancy Brown/Candles of Paradise

Together we will build a simple instrument and discuss basic composition. Each pupil will then contribute their part to a preexisting musical template and record it for all time. These recordings will be compiled for a complete picture of the collective experience,each pupil with their vision represented. Through the lens of an elementary school music class, sociospiritual communion is experienced.

PLAY IT BACK AND TELL ME WHERE I’M WRONG with Corrine Fitzpatrick

My first memory of poetry takes place around the kitchen table in the house where my parents still live. It might be 1988. My mother picks a page from The Poetry of Robert Frost, studies it, then presses record on a cassette deck and begins to read aloud.

Careful, measured, enunciation. She knows the poems well. The deck clicks stop.Playback now and we listen together, my American ears trained pointedly: syllables, thevowel bellies of each word. O’s and U’s in particular. I can hear your accent there.

Due Vigilance: One Nation, Under God, Indivisible, On Alert with A.B. Huber

“If you see something, say something. “-NYC MTA subway poster, circa 2010

In the U.S. we are now routinely asked to watch each other and to report not only illegal or criminal activities but any putatively “suspicious behavior;” but what might become of us and our idea of public space and private rights as we monitor each other, policing our differences, overwriting curiosity or care with distrust?

This tutorial will consider the advent of the citizen as a proxy for state surveillance, and we will look at public safety posters, p.s. announcements, and media reports on citizens and homeland security in order to better understand how and why the public is being asked to police people and identify outsiders. We will continue to contend with these questions while viewing web based live video from surveillance cameras on the U.S. southern border where citizens are encouraged to login, watch, and report suspicious border traffic to Texas authorities while still online. Border barricades and walls are grossly ineffective blocks on smuggling or ‘illegal’ migration, but they nonetheless serve as powerful symbols, and the call for citizens to police them is itself a spectacle worth attending to: What new forms of citizenship are born when security and purity become primary values of the state.

Raw Currents-cy with The Museum of Commerce

(Merriam-Webster)Currency:

1. a. circulation as a medium of exchange

b. general use, acceptance, or prevalence

c. the quality or state of being current

2. Something that is in circulation as a medium of exchange.

We are our most potent capital/currency. The Museum of Commerce invites one on a journey of self-activation. Open your heart and mind to inner thoughts, fears or feelings, as you are mostly silently led along a particular trajectory of the development of Currency. One is encouraged to share aloud or as one sees fit; everything you share during this session is confidential. Physical touch, objects that you may handle and demonstrations position and focus this journey towards our most pressing issues of contemporary culture and politics. What you discover in relation/proximity to this journey is what we are after. Please bring a one-dollar bill.

Tarot Card Portfolio Review

Members of the art-inclined public that wish to have their portfolios reviewed may sign up for 20 minute time slots with reviewers. The sign up sheet will be posted at the event. Portfolios may be digital, online, or physical.These reviews will include an objective review of the digital, online, or physical portfolio as assisted by the perspective of the Tarot Deck.

Beer Brewing with ASintheAS

Learn the basics of beer brewing! The session will end with a speakeasy gathering (as alcohol is not allowed on the premises, you will be given a password and location of the speakeasy)

REVENGE 101

Isolation Room/Gallery Kit, St. Louis (Daniel McGrath & Dana Turkovic) www.gallerykit.blogspot.com

To keep with the “educational” theme provided by ACE, REVENGE 101 is a project that consists of the basic Gallery Kit design in modular and deconstructed form. Both art history and curatorial studies are analyzed through a semi-installed “revenge” themed exhibition and a projected video organized in the spirit of a tele-course lecture. A voice over delivered by Dr. Christopher Parr, a religious studies professor at Webster University articulates a text written by one of the accusers of the Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.  The presentation in the video explores the theme of crime, vengeance and vandalism through images from popular culture, art history, cinema, and memorable moments in photojournalism all depicting both famous and infamous acts of revenge. This combination is a play on themed research, convoluted art lectures, ambitious curatorial endeavors, and exhibition design that is both humorous and uncanny.

In its current state, Isolation Room/Gallery Kit in St. Louis is a box built at 7’ x 7’x 9’  that occupies the curators’ dining room plus a carefully selected drawing, painting or sculpture. The Gallery Kit ideally can be built in any existing interior space at minimal “DIY’ cost. The gallery kit re-imagines the ideal integration between art and life, public and private. This evolving project focuses on one artwork per exhibition cycle having each piece placed in a physical state of quarantine, situated in a modular viewing space inviting an extended period of contemplation. Building on an ongoing interest in containment, the constructed room allows for the smallest possible collaboration between the gallery space, curator, artist and audience. At its core one work stands in isolation providing an opportunity to protect work from a forced theme, loose contextualization or commercial exploitation. By placing the individual piece as a subject in isolation the work is then encouraged to exist and be perceived from an aesthetic standpoint.

$49,983

Total Amount of Money Rendered in Exchange for a Masters of Fine Arts Degree to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Pulped into Four Sheets of Paper …(installed work and performance piece)

GutenbAAAAARG

A DIY pirate printing press. Come learn how to create beautiful hand-bound books from PDFs on aaaaarg.org. Bring a flash drive or a laptop.

Non-Violent Bounty Hunters/Shanti Sena

Come discuss the creation of a non-violent police force to bring alleged war criminals to trial.

Saturday

REVENGE 101

Isolation Room/Gallery Kit, St. Louis (Daniel McGrath & Dana Turkovic) www.gallerykit.blogspot.com

To keep with the “educational” theme provided by ACE, REVENGE 101 is a project that consists of the basic Gallery Kit design in modular and deconstructed form. Both art history and curatorial studies are analyzed through a semi-installed “revenge” themed exhibition and a projected video organized in the spirit of a tele-course lecture. A voice over delivered by Dr. Christopher Parr, a religious studies professor at Webster University articulates a text written by one of the accusers of the Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.  The presentation in the video explores the theme of crime, vengeance and vandalism through images from popular culture, art history, cinema, and memorable moments in photojournalism all depicting both famous and infamous acts of revenge. This combination is a play on themed research, convoluted art lectures, ambitious curatorial endeavors, and exhibition design that is both humorous and uncanny.

In its current state, Isolation Room/Gallery Kit in St. Louis is a box built at 7’ x 7’x 9’  that occupies the curators’ dining room plus a carefully selected drawing, painting or sculpture. The Gallery Kit ideally can be built in any existing interior space at minimal “DIY’ cost. The gallery kit re-imagines the ideal integration between art and life, public and private. This evolving project focuses on one artwork per exhibition cycle having each piece placed in a physical state of quarantine, situated in a modular viewing space inviting an extended period of contemplation. Building on an ongoing interest in containment, the constructed room allows for the smallest possible collaboration between the gallery space, curator, artist and audience. At its core one work stands in isolation providing an opportunity to protect work from a forced theme, loose contextualization or commercial exploitation. By placing the individual piece as a subject in isolation the work is then encouraged to exist and be perceived from an aesthetic standpoint.


Internal Kitchen

Fruit. Spore. Meat. Animal. Mineral. Plant. Our Civilization eats to survive. It eats a lot. What does eating have to do with Citizenship? What does Citizenship have to do with eating? Athena Kokoronis offers a tutorial where conversation and eating will further inform our relationship to our role as citizens.

Trials With an Overhead View

In this tutorial, we will generate a collective, distributed performance through individual sessions in which participants’ occupations, labor histories, skills and fundamental concerns become material for short choreographed sequences of movement and text.The generated sequences will be simultaneously activated at Twilight, AstronomicalTime 9.28p.m (Saturday) 9.26p.m (Sunday) throughout NYC. A representation of the visible stars over Governor’s Island overlaid upon a map of the boroughs of NY with markings for the chosen or probable locations of performers will estimate an overall constellation of the ephemeral and scattered event. The performance is partly based on depictions of citizenship and monumentality as traced through historical sources including JW Hansen’s Hoover Dam memorial, the living photographs of Arthur Mole,and the choreography of Busby Berkeley.

Workshop on the Supplement to the Texas US History Textbook

The Texas Board of Education thinks it can brainwash students by controlling the textbooks. They’ve rewritten US history to take outThomas Jefferson, César Chávez and Thurgood Marshall. They even tried to remove the word “slavery” from a US history textbook! It is a right-wing white wash. Bring a laptop and help us write a free wiki supplement to the Texas textbook. http://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/A_supplement_to_the_Texas_US_history_textbook

Gadget Gloves

Use your iPhone without getting cold! A simple hack to make your gloves work with touch screens. Just bring us your gloves (or mittens) and well show you how.

AND, AND, AND – Stammering: An Interview

What defines the [multiplicity] is the AND, as something which has its place between the elements or between the sets. AND, AND, AND— stammering. —Gilles Deleuze

In this tutorial, participants who have never had to naturalize into the United States will rehearse the process of becoming a citizen through an interview format. Those who have gone through a process of naturalization will have the option to relinquish their citizenship. Within the span of a conversation-interview, participants will help problematize the notion of allegiance and the structure of authority and power implicit in the state. Finally, this tutorial will help to underscore the ideal of responsibility to community and place, while also considering different forms of belonging through the concept of ‘nomadic citizenship.’

Accounting in a Solidarity Economy

Drop in for a 15-30 minute introduction to accounting where people matter more than profits. Working with Michael Johnson, a representative from Solidarity NYC, participants will identify economic activities outside of regular paid work, articulating diverse economies by sharing stories and mapping paid/unpaid labor, market/non-market transactions, private/common property, and private/state infrastructure. This is an exercise in consciousness raising around work, consumption, and value.

Tarot Card Portfolio Review

Members of the art-inclined public that wish to have their portfolios reviewed may sign up for 20 minute time slots with reviewers. The sign up sheet will be posted at the event. Portfolios may be digital, online, or physical.These reviews will include an objective review of the digital, online, or physical portfolio as assisted by the perspective of the Tarot Deck.

Beer Brewing with ASintheAS

Learn the basics of beer brewing! The session will end with a speakeasy gathering (as alcohol is not allowed on the premises, you will be given a password and location of the speakeasy)

$49,983

Total Amount of Money Rendered in Exchange for a Masters of Fine Arts Degree to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Pulped into Four Sheets of Paper …(installed work and performance piece)

Working with the Police/Working with the Polis

The word police derives from a Greek word, politeia, meaning a citizenship which is involved with civil polity. The action of policing has been intimately connected with localization, naturalization and the definition of what is natural or civil within a given political zone (or precinct). So where, really, is the line between the police and the population? When are we policing, and when are we being policed, and what do these actions contribute to a sense of place which reflects the natural expressions of its citizens?

The Philosophy of Intoxication

While learning the basics of beer brewing, various philosophies of intoxication, from Bataille to Deluze, will be discussed. The session will end with a speakeasy gathering (as alcohol is not allowed on the premises, you will be given a password and location of the speakeasy)

GutenbAAAAARG

A DIY pirate printing press. Come learn how to create beautiful hand-bound books from PDFs on aaaaarg.org. Bring a flash drive or a laptop.

Yesiree the Public Notary

Witness to the belonging.

Carrie is a newly appointed Notary Public, her commission expires March 01, 2014. As a civil servant, she acts as a witness to your oaths, affirmations, validations and anything else only out of the ordinary.

What is Our Work Worth to Each Other?

Let’s have a three-hour conversation about value, alternative economies, and the problems of exchange.

What Does Recognition Look Like

With the collapse of the economy, overpriced tuition and lack of jobs it is essential that we innovate alternatives to the traditional accredited university. But are we just interested in education for education’s sake, or do we want to challenge and replace the corporate university? Could someone get a job by just attending an alternative school? How can we create alternative paths for people to receive an education that is formally recognized as legitimate by employers and colleagues? Should we work to abolish accreditation or create alternative ways to accredit? Come discuss the issue of recognition.

about the collectives:

The Art School in The Art School (The AS in The AS) seeks to generate a creative and intellectual community through an open school / open source structure.Through activities such as classes, discussions, forming groups of interest, reading groups, critique groups, workshops, eating and drinking, publishing, and making, The AS in the AS seeks to create an experimental environment for shared inquiry. All events are FREE and open to the public.

The school exists in relation (opposition, subversion, supplement, mimicry to Syracuse University’s School of Art and Design, which embodies typical US art school and university educational practices.

The AS in The AS is a platform for self-organization: its activities are generated through suggestions, proposals, conversations, and finding ways to make things happen.

AS in The AS artists:

Joanna Spitzner
Meg Backus
Thomas Gokey
Mark Grimm
Melissa Armstrong
Jessica Posner
Chris Turner
Liz Gall
and The Librarians

Anhoek School

Radical Citizenship: The Tutorials- Manhattan

This Friday and Saturday, writers, artists, curators, police, academics,musicians, dancers, and their guests will provide one on one discussions regarding citizenship, radical and otherwise. This is the final iteration of Radical Citizenship; it was previously situated on Governor’s Island (NY), Angel Island and at Southern Exposure in San Francisco.

The tutorials will be held on a series of structures that land somewhere between bench and table; they are made of wood collected from an empty lot in theBrownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn, because it is the site of the New York City’s Teacher’s Strike of 1968. This seven-month strike began when the black community run school board dismissed a dozen primarily Jewish teachers,asserting that these specific teachers were in violation of the union in their resistance to decentralization of the NY school system.

MORE ON THE TEACHER’S STRIKE (1968) BROWNSVILLE, BROOKLYN

In that moment, the Institute for Community Studies, funded by the FordFoundation, articulated in a community newsletter that community control wasa “challenge to the prevalent middle class vision of what education entails” and resisted the notion “that black poor are unteachable in the absence of a drastic reform of their social, cultural, and familial conditions in directions accepted as normal by middle-class whites.” The Teachers Union refuted these claims,perceiving the dismissal as race-biased. A civil rights movement based initiative and a union with radical Jewish activist roots proved irreconcilable. Both parties were aware that as of 1964 there were more than 200 segregated schools in the city, 400% more than 1954. Still, no consensus.

Things were not getting better, in the North, regardless of the united black and Jewish efforts to integrate school systems in the American South. It did not translate. Irit Rogoff deems this current fascination with schooling, amongst artists and academicians, a “pedagogical turn.” To turn towards and away from school and schooling. Does she mean to emphasize the pivot? It doesn’t read as so. But I will: because one can turn both ways, against institution and with it. The Ocean Hill-Brownsville Strike exemplifies the pivot, both parties, radicalized, undone, turning. Not simple, not solved.

about Anhoek instructors:

A B Huber is a writer, teacher, and gleaner of lost theories and abandoned ideas and images. She is an assistant professor at The Gallatin School of Individualized Study at NYU, and in the Fall of 2010 she will be at the University of California Berkeley on a Mellon Fellowship in Critical Theory.

Amanda Eicher lives in Oakland, California and collaborates at home and abroad. She presently teaches at Contra Costa College’s Metas Program, where high school students in Richmond, California and Colima, El Salvador are working together to design public artworks and gestures around violence prevention and personal well-being. Their projects together have included a set of laser-etched doors which will be installed in informal housing in Colima in 2011, and an upcoming garden project titled “What is a smell photograph?” Some of their collaborative work may be seen at metapuentes.wordpress.com.

Athena Kokoronis is a cross-disciplinary performing artist based in NYC whose works are often participatory and mix food and dance, to better understand connections between history, appetite, and movement in society. Her works have been presented in venues including the Judson Church, Socrates Sculpture Park, and her former live-work space, The GWB Ramphouse. In 2009, she co-founded the cross-disciplinary team StrataSpore, a collective platform dedicated to knowledge about mushrooms. Athena choreographed two dances with Strataspore. She is also member of Daria Fain and Robert Kocik’s, Phoneme Choir. In summer, Athena works as a digestion choreographer at Mildred’s Lane, an artist homestead initiated by J. Morgan Puett and Mark Dion.

Caroline Woolard is a co-founder of OurGoods.org, a barter economy for independent projects. Email caroline@ourgoods.org if you want to test the alpha site and give us feedback for our public launch this fall.

Carrie Dashow is a New York City based interdisciplinary artist. She uses performance, public space and technology to uncover a truer than true remembrance of the moment you are in right now.

Corrine Fitzpatrick is a poet whose writing appears in numerous print and online journals. Her chapbooks Zamboangueña and On Melody Dispatch were both published in 2007. A recent graduate of Bard College’s MFA program, she lives in Brooklyn.

Huong Ngo was born in Hong Kong, grew up in North Carolina, and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. She has exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art,the Aldrich Museum, the Soap Factory, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. She has received awards and residencies from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago,and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and currently teaches at Parsons the New School for Design, Pratt Institute, and the Museum of Modern Art, NY. Ngo’s deepest desire is for radical aesthetics to invade the classroom, and education to resume its subversive role in the practice of freedom.

Hong-An Truong is an artist and writer based in Brooklyn. Her photographs and videos have been shown at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum in Queens, the ISCP, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Laguna Art Museum, Torrance Art Museum, and DobaeBacsa Gallery in Seoul. Recent group shows include Art in General, the BRIC Rotunda Gallery, and a screening at DeSoto Gallery in Los Angeles. She recently mounted a public audio and video installation in Long Island City called Rehearsal for Education, made in collaboration with students at LaGuardia Community College. Currently her work can be seen in the group show Perspectives 2010 at the International Center for Photography. She is the recipient of a 2010 BRIC Media Arts Fellowship. Truong received her MFA at the University of California, Irvine and was a studio fellow in the Whitney Independent Study Program.

Lt Mark Gagan: I was born in San Francisco and graduated from St. Mary’s College. After college, I worked as a counselor for four years at St. Vincent’s Home for Boys. I became a Richmond Police Officerin 1994 and am now a Lieutenant. I am most proud of the work I did as the supervisor of the DomesticViolence / Child Abuse Unit. I ran the SWAT Team for 10 years and am now responsible for PublicInformation / Media Relations. I am married to an amazing woman, Christy, and have two incredible children, Maria and Kieran. My third child is due December 19th.

Nancy Brown is a gospel singer. She has worked with troubled youth in the wilderness, helped restore pipe organs, and struggled as a stand-up comedian. She performs her own songs in Candles of Paradise. She has a special love for plants and animals.

Regine Basha is a curator and writer currently based in Brooklyn who has worked nationally andinternationally for the past 17 years. As a curator, Basha uses various formats in disseminating art and ideas including exhibition, radio, live presentation, temporal interventions, virtual and print media. She has presented projects in Istanbul, Cairo, Berlin, Santiago, Mexico City and cities across the US. Her most recent project for the web is the audio/visual archive: Tuningbaghdad.net bashaprojects.com

about the creators of Revenge 101:

Daniel McGrath is an adjunct professor in the art department at Webster University in St. Louis. In 2005, he received his Master of Arts from Kings College – University of London. In 2000, he earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from UCLA. He was co-director of SweetboyProjects in Los Angeles and has organized exhibitions in St. Louis and the United Kingdom. He is a contributing art writer for Art US, Review Magazine and St. Louis Magazine. He lives and works between St. Louis and Oxford, United Kingdom.

Dana Turkovic is an adjunct curator at Laumeier Sculpture Park and a professor in the art department at Webster University. She received her Master of Arts from Goldsmiths College – University of London in curatorial studies. She has organized exhibitions in Los Angeles at Monte Vista Projects in alternative spaces in London and Oxford in the United Kingdom and in St. Louis at the Contemporary Art Museum, Boots Contemporary Art Space, and White Flag Projects. She lives and works in St. Louis, Missouri.

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