HM: BFC — Tuesday 5 – communal living

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Date/Time: 05/05/2009 12:00 am

dear Folks,
The “House Magic: Bureau of Foreign Correspondence” informational exhibit on European squatted social centers finishes its final week of programming at ABC No Rio.
The remaining schedule of screenings is posted below this message.
Tonight, Sunday May 3, 2009, Alan Moore and Emily Piper Forman will discuss the project at Bluestockings Bookstore, NYC at 7pm. (Details posted below this message.)
May 10th the HM:BFC moves to Queens for the summer, to be part of Michael Cataldi and Nils Norman’s installation “University of Trash.” (Programming has yet to be arranged.)
1. Schedule for remaining HM:BFC at ABC No Rio
HM: BFC schedule of screenings – The gallery is open Tues, Wed, Thurs noon to 10ish; screenings start at 7pm; many videos are available during the day for on-demand viewing.
Tuesday 5 – communal living
“Visions of Utopia,” directed by Geoff Kozeny; Part One, the historical background (94 min.; 2009); and excerpts from Part Two, on urban communes Two (about 30 min); discussion with James Andrews of Nsumi, other invitees
Wednesday 6 – Zurich
“Dada Changed My Life,” directed by Lou Lou and Daniel Martinez (2004) about the Zurich art squatting action that saved the Cabaret Voltaire Guest: Olga Mazurkiewicz; maybe additional guest
Thursday 7 – Denmark, Copenhagen
“Christiania You Have My Heart,” directed by Nils Vest (62 min.; 1991; Danish with English subtitles) talk with Rebecca Zorach
2. Tonight’s talk at Bluestockings
Sunday, May 3rd @ 7PM – $5 Suggested
Presentation: Alan Moore “The European Social Center Movement”
at Bluestockings Bookstore
172 Allen Street (between Stanton and Rivington)
Organizers of “The European Social Center Movement Now and Then,” an exhibit ABC No Rio, present the history of European squatted social centers and offer a model for reviving grass roots organizing and popular urban development in the United States.
The European Social Center Movement Now and Then
A project exhibition begins at ABC No Rio to explore the long-running phenomenon of the squatted social center in the European metropolis. As this month-long show concludes, organizers will present and reflect on the accumulated data . Is this latest manifestation of social movement activism a quaint usage of the old world?, or does it offer a model for reviving grass roots organizing and popular urban development in the States?
Directions to Bluestockings:
Bluestockings is located in the Lower East Side of Manhattan at 172 Allen Street between Stanton and Rivington – which means that we are 1 block south of Houston and 1st Avenue.
By train: We are 1 block south of the F train’s 2nd Avenue stop and just 5 blocks from the JMZ-line’s Essex / Delancey Street stop.

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