08.12.2003

Tuesday – Saturday Events at ABC No Rio

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Date/Time: 12/08/2003 12:00 am


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PRESENTATION BY SURVEILLANCE CAMERA PLAYERS
Tuesday August 12
7:00pm-9:00pm
$3-$5
Founded in New York in November 1996, the Surveillance Camera Players (SCP)
manifest their opposition to the use of surveillance cameras in public
places by performing specially designed satirical plays directly in front
of these cameras. Since Thanksgiving 2000, the SCP has also been mapping
out and giving weekly walking tours of highly surveilled neighborhoods in
New York City. There are now SCP groups in Arizona, Italy, Lithuania and
Sweden. Bill Brown, the SCP’s co-founder and current director, will show
videotapes and talk about the group’s performances, history and
relationship to other “street theater” groups.
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WW3 ARTS IN ACTION: SETH TOBOCMAN AND CHRISTOPHER CARDINALE
Wednesday August 13
6:00pm-8:00pm
$3-$5
In 2002 Artists from the magazine World War 3 Illustrated and others formed
an arts collective for the purpose of providing visuals to the peace
protests here in New York. This slide show documents that work. Following
the slide show will be a break-off group which will focus on idea
development for the WW3 banner and street art workshop on August 15th.
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PERFORMANCE: THE MISSILE DICK CHICKS
Wednesday August 13
8:00pm-10:00pm
$3-$5
The Missile Dick Chicks are a posse of pissed-off housewives from Crawford,
Texas, the home of our beloved President George Walker Bush. Usually we
prefer to leave the talking to our husbands, but recent events have
conspired to drag us away from our martinis and over-the-counter
pharmaceuticals and into the streets.
The dim-witted ramblings and demonstrations of the anti-authoritarian
rabble that have infected our country of late make our blood boil. The
sight of these smelly, smarmy marchers smirkingly besmirching our smiling
President is too much to bear. The biggest questions these riff-raff face
day-to-day are which Starbucks to vandalize and where to score their next
bong hit. And these ne’er-do-wells dare to second guess our
Commander-in-Chief? For shame!
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PRESENTATION: MORE GARDENS THEATER AND PUPPETRY ACTIONS
LISA AND ARESH OF MORE GARDENS
Thursday August 14
7:00pm-9:000pm
$3-$5
The community gardens sprouted up in New York City’s working class
neighborhoods, mostly resided by people of color. The community gardens are
a testimony to a day by day revolution started by placing seeds of
hope in deliberately neglected neighborhoods. The amazing transformation
from toxic earth to a green oasis. The slide show hints on proactive
approaches put to play in the last 5 years to defend, preserve, and create
more of this flourishing revolution.
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BANNER PAINTING AND PROP MAKING
Friday August 15
noon
For WW3 street actions; guided by Seth Tobacman and Christopher Cardinale.
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SLIDE LECTURE WITH SETH TOBOCMAN:
3 TACTICS FROM FRANSISCO GOYA
Friday August 15
7:00pm-9:00pm
$3-$5
This slide lecture deals with three aproaches to political art found in the
work of the great spanish painter Goya and still used by cartoonists
artists and activists today.
1. Detournement
2. Magical Animals
3. Social realism
Seth Tobocman became politically active in the late 1970s early 1980s in
response to the Iran Hostage crisis and the rise of Ronald Reagan. He has
been drawing comics all his life. In 1979 he founded the radical comicbook
World War 3 Illustrated with Peter Kuper. In the 1980s and 90s he was
involved with the squatters movement in New York. Today he works with the
anti-war movement, the anti-globalization movement and with activists in
Palestine and Israel. He has three books in Print: ‘You Don’t Have To Fuck
People Over To Survive,’ ‘War in the Neighborhood,’ and ‘Portraits of
Israelis and Palestinians.’ His cartoons have been used as posters, flyers,
banners, murals and tattoos by radical folks all over the world.
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Creative Response and Resistance Summer Camp is sponsored by Voices in the
Wilderness
( http://www.vitw.org ).
For registration information and a complete schedule of all events please
go to http://www.creativeresistance.us .
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