Alec “Icky” Dunn, Shaun Slifer and myself recently visited the NYC Justseeds crew to put in a work day at the Interference Archive. We designed and installed lighting, Shaun installed sweet vinyl on the door, and we prepped for the archive’s first exhibition, highlighting Riot Grrrl and 90’s feminist punk.
A project that grew out of the personal collections of Dara Greenwald and Josh MacPhee, the Interference Archive explores the relationship between cultural production and social movements. The archive consists of many kinds of objects that are created as part of movements: posters, flyers, publications, photographs, t-shirts, moving images, audio recordings, and other printed matter. Through public exhibitions, a study center, talks, screenings, publications, workshops, and an on-line presence, we use this cultural ephemera to animate histories of people mobilizing for social transformation.
Interference will be having an open house this Friday. Stay tuned for more info, and for more photos, see the set on our Flickr, HEREFor more information, interferencearchive.org