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EXHIBITION TALK:
IMPRACTICAL LABOR IN SERVICE OF THE SPECULATIVE ARTS

Tuesday, May 18: 6 pm

Co-Operators Bridget Elmer and Emily Larned introduce Impractical Labor in Service of the Speculative Arts

 

In conjunction with the exhibition Don't Piss on Me and Tell Me it's Raining

download video of talk (384MB .m4v)

 

Founded by two letterpress printers, Impractical Labor in Service of the Speculative Arts (ILSSA) is a membership organization for those who make conceptual or experimental work with obsolete technology. Consisting of a Union and a Research Institute, ILSSA seeks to build community and create resources, promoting the creative re-use of discarded innovations and the values embedded within them. Since its inception in 2008, ILSSA has grown to over 100 members, including a social sculpture weaver, a clip art librarian, a blogger who posts in needlepoint, a designer/builder of vacuum tube electronics, and an heirloom farmer. On this evening with the use of an overhead projector and a portable anachronistic sound system, the ILSSA co-operators will provide an overview of the organization, its activities and members, and the philosophy behind their collective interests.



Please join us.
All events are free and open to the public.

apexart's exhibitions and public programs are supported in part by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Carnegie Corporation of New York, Edith C. Blum Foundation, Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., The William Talbott Hillman Foundation, and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts.

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