A hands-on making and discussion event at Project: ARTspace
Friday, September 30, 4pm-9pm (drop in at any time, stay for as long as you want)
156 Fifth Avenue, Suite 308
New York, NY 10010
Join the Flag Working Group of School of Apocalypse for a public flag-making workshop and discussion on the themes of survival, creativity, boundaries, and imagined futures. With fabric, sewing machines, buttons, and string, we will make flags in the style of a shelter-half, capable of serving as workwear, school uniform, and easily strung up to make a tent. Flags made in this style can be joined together to make larger shelters that can be multi-functional, large and small, general and specific, individual or communal. Our making will be the pretext for our discussion:
- Is there a way to separate the idea of a flag from colonial, imperial, conquest-oriented boundary making? What happens then?
- What do flags have to do with survival?
- How are garments and insignia connected to the process of arriving at new levels of experience?
We will be at it from 4pm to 9pm. Please come at any time and stay for as long or as little as you like. Feel free to bring anything you think will be helpful, interesting, or enjoyable. This includes snacks, beer, material, and glue guns. NOTE: All flags made during the workshop will remain in the gallery as part of the SoA installation
About School of Apocalypse:
The SoA examines connections between creative practice and notions of survival. In light of growing cultural, ecological and technological phenomena that challenge basic assumptions about human existence, the SoA offers courses and programming that seek to develop new modes of inquiry and apply broader levels of experience to intellectual investigation. The school invites a range of thinkers, artists and scientists to present programming on related themes. Subjects of study are theoretical as well as hands on, and emphasize the integration of observational and material practices found in mystical traditions, creative modalities and scientific field work.