Art, Activism and the Interventionist’s Gesture, Feb 24, 6:30pm, EFA project space

But Does it Work? Art, Activism and the Interventionist’s Gesture

A Conversation between Joseph DeLappe, Stephen Duncombe, and Steve Lambert Tuesday, February 24th at 6:30 pm at EFA Project Space Artist/activists Joseph DeLappe and Steve Lambert join writer/activist/media scholar Stephen Duncombe to discuss what happens when artists interfere with existing structures of media in order to manipulate and use them as vehicles for political and social commentary. How do these forms of intervention compare to straight-forward art activism, and what are these artists hoping to achieve? How does one even measure success when utopia is the goal? The talk will focus on the artists’ works “dead-in-iraq”, “iraqimemorial.org” and the recent faux New York Times “Special Edition” announcing the end of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. EFA Project Space presents this event in conjunction with the exhibition Post Memory: A Collection of Makeshift Monuments, on view February 21- March 28. ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————– Joseph DeLappe is an Associate Professor and head of the Digital Media Program in the Department of Art, University of Nevada. As an electronic and new media artist since 1983, Delappe’s work in online gaming performance, electromechanical installation and real-time web-based video transmission has been shown throughout the United States and abroad. http://www.delappe.net Stephen Duncombe teaches the history and politics of media and culture at the Gallatin School of New York University where he is an associate professor. He is the author of Dream: Re-Imagining Progressive Politics in an Age of Fantasy and Notes From Underground: Zines and the Politics of Underground Culture, and the editor of the Cultural Resistance Reader. He also writes on the intersection of culture and politics for a range of publications, from The Nation to Playboy. Duncombe is a life-long political activist. http://dreampolitik.com / Steve Lambert is a Senior Fellow at the Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology in New York, and teaches at Parsons, The New School and Hunter College. He is the founder of the Anti-Advertising Agency, lead developer of Add-Art (a Firefox add-on that replaces online advertising with art) and has collaborated with numerous artists including the Graffiti Research Lab, and the Yes Men. Recently making international news with the The New York Times “Special Edition,” Lambert’s projects and art works have won awards and been exhibited nationally and internationally. http://visitsteve.com /

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