CRAFTIVISM THE GATHERING

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New York July 12, 13, 14, 2013

Performances! Installations! Videos! Workshops! Panel!

Le Petit Versailles @ Avenue C 346 East Houston Street

Curated by Coral Short. Read their curatorial statement here on Feminine Moments.

FRIDAY JULY 12th  IS OPENING NIGHT!

15 MAGICAL CRAFTY PERFORMERS and INSTALLATION ARTISTS FROM 10 CITIES!

PERFORMANCES BY

KRIS GREY (NYC)
MAYA SUESS (NYC)
TRACEY BULLINGTON (BOS)
ANTHONY PRIVITERA (BOS)
TIF ROBINETTE (VA)

DELICIOUS CAKECRAFT BY QUITO (DESTINY)
&
YARN PORTRAITS BY BUZZ SLUTZKY (NYC)

INSTALLATION ART BY CRAFT GENIUSES*

HEIDI NAGTEGAAL (VANCOUVER BC)
JENI LITTLE (NZ)
CAITLIN ROSE (PDX/SF)
ALEXIS O’HARA (MTL)
RACHAEL SHANNON (BALTO)
TUESDAY SMILLIE (NYC)
JOSH VETTIVELU (TO)

*installations will up through the month of July!
July Garden Visiting Hours: Wed. – Sun. — 2-7 PM

Come inhabit queer social architecture!

Participate in rituals of resistance!

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Breastival Vestibule by Rachael Shannon

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Gaycave by Caitlin Sweet.

Graphic Design for all Craftivism events has been created by André Azevedo and will be available throughout the gathering to silk screen live in the garden onto your own clothing.

CRAFTIVISM:  THE CIRCLE, SATURDAY JULY 13
Hear from crafters about the intersection of their politics & art. Get inspired!
BRUNCH POTLUCK PANEL 11 AM – 1PM

Circle:  BIZZY BAREFOOT and CAT MAZZA in dialogue with artists RACHAEL SHANNON, CAITLIN ROSE, KRIS GREY, TIF ROBINETTE, TUESDAY SMILLIE, HEIDI NAGTEGAALLIZ COLLINS and more!

CRAFTIVISM WORKSHOPS:  Come get your craft on – stimulate your crafting soul, mind and body with these magical workshops run by talented new artists, most from out of town!

SATURDAY WORKSHOPS JULY 13

Workshop Donations $15-30 but NOTAFLOF (No One Turned Away for Lack of Funds)  ALL DONATIONS GO TO ARTISTS ART WORK IS WORK.  Sign up now – space is limited.  Send email to coralshort@gmail.com to secure your place.

1-2:45 PM RACHAEL SHANNON  BREATHING LIFE INTO CRAFT

Rachael invites you to engage in contemplating and creating queer social architecture.
Let’s explore how we occupy space with our queer bodies while working collaboratively to construct a new space! Participants will work together to breathe life into piles of plastic and packing tape to manifest an inflatable structure for the garden. Let us come together to imagine new ways of making and occupying space in the world!

3-4:45 PM KRIS GREY: Craft-Identified: a support group

In recent years many colleges, universities, and other institutions have removed the word craft from their titles often times replacing it with more academically legitimized words like “design”. In the wake of this craftaphobia, makers may be left feeling… well, lots of feelings. Or perhaps the craft/art divide has got you fired up? This group is open to craft-identified individuals and our allies to share feelings around these issues and more. Your facilitator, Dr. Justin Credible, initiates a safe craft-affirming environment for you to offer and receive support.

5-7 BABYSKINGLOVE: BLESSED[BA]BY

Inspired by the reborn baby phenomenon, BabySkinGlove will host a make-your-own-baby craft circle.  The baby will be made out of yarn blessed on site by BabySinGlove.  Your baby will come with a beautiful rebirth certificate, a name, and gender guidance.  Services will be available to help you adjust to parenthood throughout the performance and a hotline email will be provided valid for the rest of your baby’s life.

5-7 PM TIF ROBINETTE:  AUTO EROTICISM, MAGICK, & THE CREATIVE NERVE

SUNDAY JULY 14th WORKSHOPS

11 AM -12:45 PM HEIDI NAGTEGAAL‘S HEADBANDS

Heidi shares the gift of open source learning with her crafting expertise of creating headbands. She wants this skill to be passed on! Bring a ball of yarn to share!  www.Headbandsandbracelets.com
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1-2:45 PM WAI YANT-LI & CHRISTEEN SCREEN: CRAFTING AS A WAY OF LIFE

Crafting can be daunting, especially when one attempts to make a living out of it! Wai Yant-Li has been living as a full-time ceramic artist for the last 7 years, and they are visiting us all the way from Montreal to discuss many of the practical, as well as, moral and ethical concerns when it comes to living off your craft. Christeen runs her very own anarchofeminist silk screening company in Brooklyn and has been silkscreening for a decade. What practical role can artists play to bring down capitalism? What is the link between craft and activism? Are craft fairs worth it? Etsy store? How do you write an invoice?? How do you pay rent and eat?! Wai-Yant and Christeen will be happy to answer all of these questions and more, as well as discuss and share all the ups and downs of their journey into becoming full-time crafters. For anyone who is interested in taking the leap!  check out:  http://www.outoflinepress.org/  and http://www.creations.li/

3-5 PM ZEESY POWERS:  How to make a Moving Image:

Anyone can make a movie, and anyone can make an animation. You just need access to electricity, some basic equipment, and an idea. In this workshop we’re going to make 2 kinds of moving image: a gif, and a video for YouTube. Bring your laptop, your phone, and/or your camera and whatever cables those things might need to connect to each other. Doesn’t matter how old these things are. If you don’t have any, don’t worry, well have some on hand. At the end of this workshop, you’ll have two short animations, as well as the basic skills you’ll need to make more complicated animations of your own.

5 – 7 PM CAITLIN ROSE:  MAPPING QUEER CRAFT

This workshop will function as a collaborative think tank of queer makers, craftivists, and thinkers to start to map the shared terrain between craft and queer. We will examine histories of both craft and queer, then move closer to the horizon of these two shifting spaces and unpack how they function in contemporary art practices. This isn’t about creating a hard definition of what queer craft is and can be but a formation of a lexicon to strengthen our art praxis and understanding of ourselves in the larger culture that ignores the importance of the queer handmade. Prepare yourself to excitingly talk about the social constructs of queer and craft as the other, queer strategies and gay aesthetics, and how craft provides a unique vehicle for queer world building.

VIDEOCRAFT 8PM
Handcrafted short videos featuring 16 video artists from 4 countries & 10 cities!

BERLIN OAKLAND MONTREAL CANADA FINLAND TORONTO BALTIMORE PHILLY ST.JOHNS NEWFOUNDLAND! UK NEW YORK

INTRO LOOP FILMS:  Mev Luna/ Travis Meinolf/ Kandis Friesen

FOLLOWED BY 52 min PROGRAM

Zeesy Powers:  X 52 seconds

Jason Penney:  Invitation 3:03 min

Allyson Mitchell and Christina Zeigler:  Glitter 30 sec

Sabrina Ratte: Untitled 42 seconds

T.L. Cowan:  Glitterfesto 5 min 19 seconds

Janey Moffatt Laloë:  If You Feel Emotional 3 min 25

Rachael Shannon:  Breastival Vestibule 3 min 28

Kailey Bryan:  RugHooker 2 min 58 min

Caitlin Rose:  my pussy is a sinkhole 3 min

Max Göran:  … jag är bättre kompis med min fitta nu 2 min 5

* break *

Zeesy Powers: Eye 4 min 50

Allyson Mitchell and Christina Zeigler: If Anyone Should Happen to Get in my Way 2.5 min

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Sabrina Ratte: Static 54 seconds

Killer Sideburns, Kate Sorensen and Niknaz Tavakolian:  Little Orphan Gender Revolutionary Annie 13 minutes

ALL EVENTS ARE RAIN OR SHINE.

Le Petit Versailles is a NYC public community garden in the East Village that presents art exhibitions, music, film/video, performance, theater, workshops, and community projects.

For futher information on other events:

www.alliedproductions.org
www.facebook.com/groups/LePetitVersailles

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