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Richmond Food Not Bombs member and friend Mark Strandquist is working on a project in Richmond. There are opportunities for participation from anyone in the community.
Mark will also bring this project to the 2013 Richmond Zine Fest as a display.
From Mark’s website www.nomovement.com here is a description of the project.
People’s Library is an ongoing collaborative project that incorporates interactive sculpture and community created ethnographies.
The project features libraries designed, built and authored by community members. Utilizing donated books from individuals, public libraries, and thrift stores, the project transforms and re-purposes unwanted or otherwise discarded books into blank canvasses for oral histories, self-representation, and intimate reflection.
People’s Library offers sustainable, collective and critical alternatives for the form and function of public space.
The project is collaborative at every public stage of the project. While each book becomes a safe and personal space for intimate reflection, the books and installation are produced through collective and sustainable means. Each autonomous history becomes part of a larger whole.
While in some instances, public spaces have utilized new media to invite patron participation, it is typically through internet based means. People’s Library champions collective production as an avenue for face to face interaction between diverse publics. The project reflects the histories, needs, desires of local residents, and re-interprets public institutions as a space for production, meditation, and alternative education.
Begining in Spring, 2013, workshops will be held and the project will be built, managed and exhibited at the MLK Memorial Library in Washington, DC and included in the permanent collection of the Main Branch of the Richmond Public Library in Richmond, VA.
Individuals in youth programs at each library will co-facilitate a series of workshops. At each workshop, which are free and open to the public, participants will complete various tasks, engage in conversation about contemporary art, and learn functional creative skills:
Papermaking: sourcing pages from the discarded books, participants will blend, pulp and dry materials to create new paper.
Creative Content: participants will collectively formulate, choose and print the prompts to be included in each book.
Bookbinding: the re-purposed paper will be rebound into the covers of the discarded books.
The Bookshelf: participants will collectively design and construct the interactive sculpture that will house the books.
Card Catalog: participants will design, construct and implement a system for the books to be checked out by the public. This system will include space for the reader to reflect and react to their chosen book, the project, and the over-all experience.
To sign up for the printmaking workshops (free and open to anyone…but limited space!);
If interested in donating books, participating, or incorporating the project in your local library please contact;
This project has been made possible through generous support and partnership:
2012 VCU Arts Undergraduate Research Grant Studio Two Three MLK Memorial Library, Teen Space Main Branch of the Richmond Public Library, Youth Programs
Tags: anarchists, cop watch, know your rights, KYR, RVA, SPARC, supporting prisoners and acting for radical change, Wingnut, workshop
Tags: anarchist, cop watch, copwatch, DIY, know your rights, KYR, radical, RVA, training, Wingnut, workshop
Mark your calendars for Thursday March 7th at 7pm for a Know Your Rights (When Dealing with the Police) training at the Wingnut Anarchist Collective.
2005 Barton Avenue RVA
sober, all ages
www.wingnutrva.org for info on accessibility, bus routes, consent, etc.
Please spread widely.
More details closer to the date.
Tags: anarchist, jawbone, magic puppet bus tour, radical, RVA, Wingnut, workshop
The Wingnut Anarchist Collective will be hosting the Magic Puppet Bus Tour on Monday December 10th.
Jawbone Puppet Theater is a father and son act from Brooklyn, NY. Poncili
Company is a collective of four young experimental puppeteers from Puerto
Rico. We have joined forces to embark on a project which is part puppet
tour, part cultural exchange, and part life/art/theater/education
experiment, and we would love to do some shows and workshops in your
At 5pm they will be facilitating a workshop on puppet making.
At 7pm they will be putting on a puppet show!
Both events are free, but please bring some money to donate to the touring puppeteers. They will also have some art for sale!
Please check out more pictures and videos of our work here:
And check out Corn Snake’s Facebook page to see images of his monster
prints and street performance:
Also, here is a video of Jawbone Puppet Theater performing “Jurassic
Justice” at the Chicken Hut in Brooklyn:
Jurassic Justice -Toy Dinosaur
INTERNATIONAL PUPPET EXTRAVAGANZA!
Poncili Company and Jawbone Puppet Theater present:
DINOSAUR SAINTS & HUMBLE ROBOTS, the magic puppet bus tour.
Poncili Company, a collective of experimental puppeteers from Puerto Rico bring you 2 short, surreal, whimsical pieces:
“Half Full, Half Empty” Not only does a magical landscape unfold from a suitcase, and continue to shift and morph in a way that will blow your mind, but also we go on a search for a moose, AND it’s a sing-a-long! What more could you want?
“The Last Robot” The last robot is dead! When space and time collide, the germs and insects dance with the aboriginal lady. But what good is love in a post apocalyptic daydream?
Jawbone Puppet Theater is a father and son act from Brooklyn, NY, by way of Taiwan. Adam Ende is the puppeteer and janitor. Corn Snake is the five-year-old little puppeteer and music director. Together we bring you a whole lot of funny suffering and misery:
“Esoteric Toy Dinosaur Theater” The hobo and the kid play toy dinosaurs to reinterpret two wise old black american folk tales. “Papa, listen to me. When all of the dinosaurs in the courthouse are meat eaters, and you’re just a common plant eater, there ain’t gonna be much justice for you, poor hobo.”
“The Bucket Rider” Based on the short story by Franz Kafka. Turn of the century Europeans freezing to death.
Between acts our house band brings you Loretta Lynn heartbreak songs, and mariachi songs about drinking yourself to death over lost love. They say we don’t know how to sing, but at least we throw our hearts and souls into it.
The workshop (5pm):
Make a puppet show. Kids and adults of all ages are welcome!
We will use brainstorming techniques and physical theater/movement excersizes to generate a story and develop characters together. We will use all recycled materials and garbage, especially a lot of cardboard and paint, to make simple, effective masks and puppets. By the end of the workshop we will rehearse a show together, and finally all the participants will be offered the exciting and fun chance to perform our new show as the opening act of the evening festivities at 7.
This event is sober and all ages.
2005 Barton Avenue – 804 303 5449 – wingnut_collective @ yahoo.com