16 BEAVER STRATEGIES OF RESISTANCE

This is a web-project which is developing in relation to a series of conversations regarding Artists/Collectives/Politics. While its organizational axis will be a growing set of questions and their resulting threads of discussion/exchang'e, there will also be links to the various groups and individuals involved. The idea is to engage these issues while creating new realtionships and networks between groups and individuals who would otherwise remain isolated. This resource/platform will be active starting January 15th, although a first public forum already happened on at 16 Beaver 5th fl, New York on December 13th, 2002.

Contents:
1. List of Participants and Groups at our
   first "encuentro"
   on Artists/Collectives/Politics
2. List of Participants for future/past exchanges on this topic
   (please add suggestions)
3. Web Structure (Questions[please add] & Threads, & Links)

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1. Brief Summary and List of Participants/Groups at our first
"encuentro"

ARTISTS-COLLECTIVES-POLITICS
Conversation #1 -12/14/02

List of Participants/Groups

Groups:

National Mobilization Against Sweatshops (NMASS)
http://www.nmass.org/

Whirl-Mart
http://www.breathingplanet.net/whirl

Artists' Network of Refuse and Resist
http://www.artistsnetwork.org/

c.cred (collective for creative resistances and an ethico-aesthetics of dissent)
http://www.artistsnetwork.org/
home@ccred.org

Valdes(Colombia)

Mancha (Colombia)

Ovo Collective

Hall Walls

Culture and Conflict Group

Link Magazine

e-Xplo
http://www.e-xplo.org/

RadioActive
http://www.16beavergroup.org/radioactive/

Fan Club (UK)

Stomach (UK)

neuroTransmitter
http://www.elmuseo.org/sfiles/

Nomads&Residents
http://www.nomadsresidents.org

16 Beaver Group
http://www.16beavergroup.org

Asociacion Tepeyac
http://www.tepeyac.org/

RadioPolyphony
http://fm.thing.net/radiopolyphony/


Individuals:

Alia Hasan-Khan (artist/labor organizer)
Group(s): National Mobilization Against Sweatshops (NMASS), 16 Beaver
Group weblink:
www.nmass.org/
http://www.16beavergroup.org/

Andrew "from Troy"
Group(s): Whirl-Mart
weblink:
http://www.breathingplanet.net/whirl

Angel Nevarez (artist)
Group(s): neuroTransmitter
weblink:
http://www.elmuseo.org/sfiles/

Ania Soliman (artist)
Group(s): 16 Beaver Group
weblink:
http://www.16beavergroup.org

Ayreen Anastas (artist/architect)
Group(s): 16 Beaver Group, RadioActive
weblink:
http://www.16beavergroup.org
http://www.16beavergroup.org/radioactive/

Conor McGrady (artist/curator/activist)
Group(s): Culture and Conflict Group, 16 Beaver Group
weblink(s):

http://www.16beavergroup.org

Dread Scott (artist/activist)
Group(s): Artists' Network of Refuse and Resist
weblink:
http://www.artistsnetwork.org/

Jenny Pollack (artist/immigrants' activist)
Group(s):
weblinks:

Francois Bucher (artist/filmmaker/writer)
Group(s): 16 Beaver Group, Valdes, Mancha
weblinks:
http://www.16beavergroup.org

Karen Guthrey (artist/UK)
Group(s):
weblinks:

Karen Sorensen (performance artist/writer)
Group(s): Ovo Collective
weblink:

Kevin Noble (artist/filmmaker/curator/activist)
Group(s): Hall Walls, Culture and Conflict Group, 16 Beaver Group
weblink:

http://www.16beavergroup.org/

Nina (artist/UK)
Group(s):
weblink:

Peter Walsh (artist/writer)
Group(s): Link, 16 Beaver Group
weblink:
http://www.16beavergroup.org

Rene Gabri (artist)
Group(s): 16 Beaver Group, e-Xplo, RadioActive
weblinks:
http://www.16beavergroup.org/
http://www.e-xplo.org/
http://www.16beavergroup.org/radioactive/

Tanya Leighton (curator)
Group(s):
weblinks:

Ange Taggart (artist/UK/activist)
Group(s): Fan Club (UK), Stomach (UK)
weblinks:

Valerie Tevere (artist)
Group(s): Nomads&Residents, neuroTransmitter
weblinks:
http://www.nomadsresidents.org
http://www.elmuseo.org/sfiles/

Walter Johnston (???)
Group(s): ???
weblinks:

Peter Lasch (artist/Mex/community educator)
Group(s): Dual Use, Nomads&Residents, 16 Beaver Group, Asociacion
Tepeyac, RadioPolyphony
weblinks:
http://www.nomadsresidents.org
http://www.16beavergroup.org
http://www.tepeyac.org/
http://fm.thing.net/radiopolyphony/

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Potential Participants
Groups (+Individuals) who couldn't make it to the meeting

Janna Graham (writer)
Group(s): Fuse (Toronto)

John Menick (artist/writer)
Group(s): Parasite, Nomads&Residents, 16 Beaver Group, The Thing
weblinks:
http://www.nomadsresidents.org
http://www.16beavergroup.org
http://www.thing.net/~johnmenick/

Giancarlo Norese (artist/writing book on collaboration)
Group(s):

Cesare Petroiusti (artist Rome)
Group(s): Oreste, Nomads and Residents

Susan Kelly and Steve Morton
Group(s): What is to be Done?
beyondpale@hotmail.com

Paige Sarlin (artist/activist)
Group(s): Dual Use, Artists Emergency Response
weblink:

Ricardo Dominguez (artist/performer/activist)
Group(s): Critical Art Ensemble, Electronic Disturbance Theater, The
Thing NY, FakeShop, others
http://www.thing.net/~rdom/

Ola (artist / theorist)
Group(s): CCRED
http://www.ccred.org

Wolfgang Staehle
Group(s): The Thing NY
http://www.thing.net/

Beno”t Broussel (artist Belgium)l

Heimo Lattner (sound artist)
weblinks:
http://www.e-xplo.org/

Erin McGonigle (sound artist)
(???)
weblinks:
http://www.e-xplo.org/

Amy Westpfahl (artist/activist)
Group(s): ABC No Rio, ESLES
weblinks:
http://www.abcnorio.org/

Jim Costanzo (artist)
Group(s): RepoHistory
weblinks:
http://www.repohistory.org/

DAM

Doug Ashford (artist/educator)
Group Material

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Potential Participants
Groups (+Individuals) who were mentioned during conversation:

rtmark

yes men

superflex (netherlands)

nsk (slovenia)

repohistory

artists emergency response

goat island (chicago group)

cca glasgow

apg (artists placement work) brittain (catalysts for creative labor
networks, incidental others residencies)

book space (UK) free web access James Stephens

the institute for applied autonomy

veto (denmark) politics + rave scene

baw/taf (border arts workshop/taller de arte fronterizo)

temporary services (website/chicago)

critical mass

reclaim the streets

reverend billy

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2. List of Participants for future/past exchanges on this topic
(Please Add)


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3. Web Structure (Questions[please add] & Threads)

Counter-Cartographies and Strategies of Resistance

This web-project is developing in relation to a series of conversations
regarding Artists/Collectives/Politics. While its organizational axis
will be a growing set of questions and their resulting threads of
discussion/exchange, there will also be links to the various groups and
individuals involved. This resource/platform will be active starting
January 15th.

QUESTIONS REGARDING ART, POLITICS,
COLLECTIVES, AND COLABORATION (Please Add to these questions by writing to strategies@16beavergroup.org)

Is collective practice inherently more political than individual
practice?

What issues do you feel are most pressing today for
cultural workers concerned with politics?

What do you feel cultural workers can/should be doing
in the current atmosphere of right wing nationalisms
and unquestioned U.S. Conservatism (worldwide)?

What collectives/initiatives have been formative to your practice? Why?

How can we bridge generational/age divisions among
generally sympathetic political viewpoints?

What is civil disobedience today? How can previous
forms of civil disobedience be reformulated and
practiced now?

How can we work against the social and political
restrictions imposed by market identities, academic
institutions, museums and galleries, corporate and
state funding, media censorship, protest regulations,
etc?

What tactics/strategies of political or collective practice from past
experiences do you find useful/useless?

What problems have you had when asked to present work
outside of its intended social context/format? What strategies have
helped you overcome this problem?