2. News Briefs- Wisconsin Michigan/peers news and blogs
3. Journal Events- Left Forum/Parsonsl/Leipzig Book Fair
Submission due April 1st (send submission proposals to editors (at) joaap.org)
Grassroots Modernism- movement for today's tomorrow.
(see the original call here)
We heard talk of the imminent possibility for radical, situated, formalizable modes of expression that were equal parts productive, critical and discursive. We assumed they would be happening in the future. We called this Grassroots Modernism
A month latter, the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear-fucking-meltdowns that hit Japan feels as though its hit everywhere.
Even though, the sudden shifts in rules and rulers gives us short pause;
aesthetics in the suddenly broad struggles today are a result of people's push forward, and not the immediate motivating factor.
As artists/activists, this reality does not solely compell us to put down our brushes, (ok, we put them down a while ago, but…) just the opposite.
We have now another clear frame by which to understand the role of aesthetics;
- as avante garde political activators (Artists Against Cuts, the multiple university occupations and the now venerable San Precario Movement)
- as avante garde bohemian activators of new social relationship (modeling, researching, and on localized scales re-inventing solidarities through dance, performance and language)
- as researchers in adjunct to movements- (acting either as autonomous news bureau or as think tanks from the future.)
- as psychic inventors
- as popular cruel critics of the inanities of the present
Again, we are looking for
projects from or in the context of collaborative or collective practices
grounded in specific practices and mediums
lessons learned/best practices
that are of the flesh, for our flesh
that are strategic propositions to the readership on constituting movements.
affect in effect
art with a role in a movement
new or old things
Note: feel free to send us anything, we're generally interested.
LENGTH: Proposals can be short, one (1) paragraph is fine.
CONTENTS: Please provide us with enough information to be able to grasp what you are aiming at.
ETC: Please make sure your contact info is up to date.
DEADLINE: April 1st, 2011
PROCESS: After the deadline, we will review submissions and be in touch as soon as our schedules allow.
NOTE :We are imagining a relatively long writing and editing period. We are aiming to release the issue in the late Autumn of this year. If this time frame was used advantageously, that might be interesting.
Website for the call:http://joaap.org/submission.htm
2. News Briefs- Wisconsin peers news and blogs
What a wild ride it is and will be.
Dan S Wang's on-the-ground blog reports from the streets of Madison have been an invaluable resource for news and reflection.
Dan also has pointed us to Rotundaville which will continue to be a useful source of news as the movements switch into a new phase.
We saw that Family Farm Defender's organized this past Saturday's tractorcade to Madison. Family Farm Defender's wrote an article in the Whirlwind's project we published online (the Whirlwinds book by AK press came out last year. Note:Daniel Tucker and Amy Francescini's Farm Together Now Book has an interview with them as well .
Check out this post on the Groundswell blog as well.
3. Journal Events- Left Forum/ Parsonsl /Leipzig Book Fair
issed off at the Guggenheim Museum syndicate for using near slave labor! Who'd a thunk?