LOVE PLAY POLITICS
a collection of ART & SOCIALLY ENGAGED projects to inspire friends, students & myself
LOVE PLAY POLITICS
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Wouter Sibum
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The School of Narrative Dance, 2013
In 2013 Marinella Senatore founded The School of Narrative Dance: a nomadic, not building-based school which proposes an alternative system of education, based on emancipation, inclusion, self-cultivation and alternative political imaginary, reinventing the structures and methodologies of the social systems.The School of Narrative Danceprograms, completely free of charge, from the beginning were especially focused on storytelling possibilities of disciplines as drama, movement, arithmetic, poetry, lighting, oral history, crafts, alphabetization… and can unite many groups within the school and communities to celebrate the wide variety of skills and talents every single member can offer or develops.
The artist facilitates collaboration among participants and also with local institutions as universities, schools, groups of theater, museums among others, that offer the physical space where School can be installed for a while.Citizens in Italy, US, Germany, Belgium, UK, Sweden and Spain already joined the school programs and very often former students became teacher, developing other projects within the framework of the School as an open platform they can use in different ways.Members of local communities were invited to give lesson free of charge for any participant, based on their skills, engaging local energies and resources; actually activists, feminist choirs, anti militaristic groups, poets, craft-people, scholars and amateurs offer their teachings and share their skills, as a service to members of their community.
Even the final outcome uses do be a performance (community dance experience, parades, theatrical piece or a short movie based on dance) the School provides a wide range of other “experience” and lessons regarding literature, oral history, carpentry, Art history, photography, arithmetic, lighting, cinematic language, creative writing, sport, etc.
The School of Narrative Dance, is running in collaboration with Berlin based choreographic group ESPZ (Elisa Zucchetti and Nandhan Molinaro)
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ALIEN SHE
Curated by Astria Suparak + Ceci MossSeptember 21, 2013 – February 16, 2014. Touring.See list of events.
Artists: Ginger Brooks Takahashi (Pittsburgh), Tammy Rae Carland (Oakland),Miranda July (Los Angeles), Faythe Levine (Milwaukee), Allyson Mitchell (Toronto),L.J. Roberts (Brooklyn), Stephanie Syjuco (San Francisco)
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Charlie Ray, 1973. Plank Piece I-II
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“It’s not happening here. But it is happening now.” is the title of this ad campaign Amnesty International put up in Switzerland that has been getting reposted around the web (I saw it here). Below are only 10 of the 200 posters in the campaign.  I have seen many attempts over the years to bring a conflict ‘into’ a more peaceful space as a way to inspire solidarity, for example giving numbers of how many dead it would translate into if the war were in your town, or overlaying a map of where bombs have fallen in Baghdad to San Francisco, but this is a whole new take on these moves to help people ‘bring it home’ and imagine what it would be like to live it ‘here’, as a way to inspire action to end war over ‘there’.
 
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FAILURE student art show - call for submissions Access Gallery
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The American Reputation Aid Society



The American Reputation Aid Society (ARAS) is an interactive installation and cooking performance that aims to conduct international politics on a more inter-personal level. This project casts a satirical light on the international aid industry, and examines the way we deal with nationality and encounter one another on a global level.
MissionThe American Reputation Aid Society is a not-for-profit, alternative model for providing foreign aid. Based on the economic model of a gift economy; this project is void of negative motives for providing foreign aid such as defense support, market expansion, foreign investment, and missionary enterprise. Moreover, this project is an alternative model for a more co-beneficial relationship between the countries giving and receiving said aid. The American Reputation Aid Society is an experimental place designed to improve, discuss, and develop better ways to be an environmentally and ethically responsible member of the global community.
This project operates out of a mobile kitchen (aid wagon), which would be placed in public markets in and around Weimar. In a series of on-going public performances ARAS would distribute excellent examples of home-cooked American food as an invitation for a conversation about food, culture, personal histories, national identity and international policy. This project involves people in an artistic experiment that deals directly with the challenging topics of food, culture, sustainable food resources, globalization, and mass-media-systems, while asking the larger question how we can all become better members of the global community.More information can be found at WWW.USREPAID.ORG
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Franz Erhard Walther, Zentriert, 1965 / Über Arm, 1967 Kope zu Kopf über Kopf, 1967 / Kopf Leib Glieder, 1967 via We Find Wildness
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http://www.paetzughertweck.de/

Irene Pätzug & Valentin Hertweck
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Flowers on Body, 1970 by Ana Mendieta
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MILENKO MATANOVIĆ Above:[The Constellation Of Candles In The Field Corresponds To The Constellation Of The Stars In The Sky, 1970]. Middle: [Diagram Relation Sun – Zarica valley- The Star Venus, 1970]; [Relation Sun/Green Pasepartout, 1970]; Project The Constellation of Candles KATALOG, 1970]. Below: [Photograph Relation Sun, 1970] 
‘I wanted to do something that would capture the mystery or Zarica. I did a series of experiments with candles there. I brought a drawing of major star constellations to Zarica and then aligned the candles with the stars above. It was beautiful while it lasted. My candles burned out in about one hour.’ 
–Milenko Matanović—
MILENKO MATANOVIĆ Above:[The Constellation Of Candles In The Field Corresponds To The Constellation Of The Stars In The Sky, 1970]. Middle: [Diagram Relation Sun – Zarica valley- The Star Venus, 1970]; [Relation Sun/Green Pasepartout, 1970]; Project The Constellation of Candles KATALOG, 1970]. Below: [Photograph Relation Sun, 1970] 
‘I wanted to do something that would capture the mystery or Zarica. I did a series of experiments with candles there. I brought a drawing of major star constellations to Zarica and then aligned the candles with the stars above. It was beautiful while it lasted. My candles burned out in about one hour.’ 
–Milenko Matanović—
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William Cobbing - The Kiss, 2004
New Video Series for How To Conduct Interviews with Survivors of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence
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I went to the MCA in Chicago yesterday with my family and my brothers matched these paintings and then this happened.


Accidental performance art: priceless
 




I went to the MCA in Chicago yesterday with my family and my brothers matched these paintings and then this happened.


Accidental performance art: priceless
 




I went to the MCA in Chicago yesterday with my family and my brothers matched these paintings and then this happened.


Accidental performance art: priceless