Artist Activism

PublisherPrinted Matter2010
We contradiction culturists and garbologists. We create our own notes from the toss-out’s of the economy’s music. We strip the music of its purposes and sing the deedles beyond the reach of the purposemakers…

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PublisherPrinted Matter2010
(The stage lights, like a cell phone searching for a signal, slowly come up and start to flicker.) A fugitive figure moves to the edge of the stage and holds out a bottle of water. After a long pause, ze [“IT,” carved into zer chest] speaks. Fugitive figure [a trans- prefix]: This will be my brief aside before the performance, my trans ( ) critique, before/on/and within the (empty set). On this day only one will be hunted down by the state machinery, that old chthonian apparatus for bearing no name in the desert of the real. It is after all ...

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PublisherPrinted Matter2011
Petroleum refining began within the Greenpoint area in 1866. More than 50 refineries had been established along Newtown Creek by 1870. Refinery operations ceased in 1966, and petroleum bulk storage discontinued in 1993 on the ExxonMobilowned properties of the former refinery parcels. British Petroleum began operation of a bulk fuel storage terminal in 1969, which continues to operate today. On September 2, 1978, the U.S. Coast Guard discovered an oil spill entering the Newtown Creek from Meeker Avenue. In 1979, an investigation of the spill beneath the Greenpoint area determined the release to be approximately 52 acres, with the total ...

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PublisherPrinted Matter2009
Whether you choose to regard it as an illusion, a sleight, a spell, or an invocation, this pamphlet is best thought of in terms of magic(k). This may seem confusing at first, especially since “magic” means many things to many people. The Center for Tactical Magic does not exclusively align itself with any one interpretation of “magic”, in part because it is the vast range of interpretations that give magic(k)—both with and without the “K”—power in the world of meaning. Therefore this mini grimoire is likely to exploit many of your preconceptions of magic(k) in an effort to dislodge your ...

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PublisherPrinted Matter2012
The Zone explores the intersections between neo-liberal and colonial regimes in the contemporary Palestinian context. By evoking both the phantasmagoria of the dream-worlds and the dystopia of the catastrophe that marks this landscape, the project reveals a situation of surreal absurdity and a growing sense of the uncanny. Navigating a dialectic of dreamworld and catastrophe, desire and disaster, past and present. The incongruence is arresting. The dissonance jarring.

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PublisherPrinted Matter2008
Since 1991, Dyke Action Machine! and now DAM Inc. has been an industry leader in lesbian messaging, a specialized form of media critique that we virtually invented. We provide all-in-one edutainment systems that satisfy the needs of both lesbians and straights alike. While our 2008 sales were nearly nonexistent, our influence has been viral. The firm is headquartered in New York City and employs two people worldwide. DAM Inc.’s Strategic Operating Areas are: Female Defense; Precision Engagement; Intelligence/Surveillance/ Reconnaissance and Lesbian Branding.

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