The Art School in The Art School News March 23, 2010

For more information, contact Joanna Spitzner: joanna@theasintheas.org
http://www.theasintheas.org/

Upcoming events

All the following events will take place at The AS in The AS  Headquarters: 1003 E. Fayette St. Apt 10 (enter through back door), unless otherwise noted

Wednesday, March 24, 7pm
Tom Gokey and Meg Backus: Starting a Micro-Lending Bank
Meg and Tom have the idea of starting a zero-interest micro lending bank to fund education loans. There have already been a couple for-profit on-line micro lending banks created like this just in the last couple of months. You can create an account and your grandma and aunts and uncles can give you a $10-$1000 loan that you would pay back at competitive interest rates. If you can do this, why not do a zero-interest version that is indexed to inflation? Grandma and aunts and uncles would get their money back in the end, but why profit off your own grandkid/niece/nephew? Why not just help them out? We'll talk about this idea and how to get it off the ground.

Thursday, March 25, 6-9 pm
One Night Video Installation: Acting Out, by Chelsea Knight and Austin Shull

Chelsea Knight ( chelseaknight.com ) and Austin Shull ( austinshull.com ) are two New York based video artists. They have collaborated on a new video installation piece called Acting Out:  “The video explores the inheritance of specific forms and structures of confinement. Working with ten actors and a director inside the Skowegan Jail, the artists record the rehearsal of Ubu Roi, an early 20th century political parody play and precursor to the Theater of the Absurd. The rehearsals and performances by the actors highlight the arbitrary and farcical nature of our systems of confinement and incarceration.” Chelsea and Austin will be visiting artists in Time Arts at SU.  Their installation coincide with the opening of the Sensational Remix, the Matrilinage exhibition at Spark.

Wednesday, April 7, 7pm
Mark Grimm: Student Loans, Debt, and the Arts: A Introduction to Strategies for the Uninformed Professional Student

In this workshop we will cover financial strategies, problems and debt related issues due to excessive educational goals in the arts contributing to personal financial crisis. We will learn to fill out paperwork associated with cutting student loan and credit debt and learn some ways to build new credit. We will also discuss how artists can manage their education in ways that minimize debt and strengthen credit.

Sunday, March 28, 11 am
Art & Social Movements Reading Group
Readings:
1. A Hacker Manifesto by McKenzie Wark:http://subsol.c3.hu/subsol_2/contributors0/warktext.html
2. Radical Software Issue 1. Read “Address to Readers” and choose one article to discuss in issue 1: http://www.radicalsoftware.org/e/volume1nr1.html
Check out the rest of the Radical Software website (http://www.radicalsoftware.org/e/index.html) for more background info and such.

Friday, April 9 4-7pm
Beer Brewing/Bottling
Come drink, talk, and learn how to make beer.

Saturday, April 10 10 am – 6 pm
How to Make and Art School
A day long retreat with lots of food and beverages. We will begin by pretending that art schools don’t exist, but that we are charged with creating one. We will end by developing some rough draft practical proposals that will be given to The College of Visual and Performing Arts at SU. If you’d like to participate, please RSVP to Joanna Spitzner: joanna@theasintheas.org

Monday, April 19, 7-10 pm
Make a Niftymitter (Low Power FM transmitter)

Location: Co-opted space #1: 207 Shaffer Art Building, SU Campus
Niftymitter is a short range FM transmitter based on the open source hardware design by Tetsuo Kogawa, housed within a cardboard body, with a variety of options for hacking. The transmitter is tiny and handy for small scale radio broadcasts, building a distributed PA system for performances, linking your personal audio player to your car radio, or for general audio experimentation. No electronics experience is necessary.

Wednesday, April 21, 7pm
Frank Cetera: Grassroots Economies: from the Democratic Economy Network to the Alchemical Nursery Project.
Frank is involved all sorts of green and social entrepreneurship in Syracuse: the Alchemical Nursery Project, the Syracuse Social Economy Network, and he’s a Green Business Advisor at the OCC SBDC. He’ll talk about the Democratic Economy Network (DEconN) [http://www.alchemicalnursery.org/content/view/229/], then flow downwards into Alchemical (http://www.alchemicalnursery.org/) and the fiscal sponsorship program it operates, and then talk about Green Business. We’ll learn how the services these different networks offer could benefit folks.

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HELP US OUT:

Fundraising Survey
Help the AS think of ways to support itself, provide resources, and fund artists. Take our survey (you can check as many ideas as you like). These ideas were generated at the Alternative Funding Workshop on March 10. We'll try to do those that get the most votes.
http://www.theasintheas.org/2010/03/fundraising-survey/

Bottles needed!!
I've made too much beer and need to bottle it. Please donate your bottles--brown and green glass, non twist-off bottles. Contact Joanna to make a delivery.

Design a label:
Put your work on beer bottles. We have several batches that need labels: Wheat, Light Amber, Stout, Irish Red, and some others. Our labels have been 3 x 3.75 inches, but anything that will work on a bottle can be used. Email Joanna your images, designs, or expression of interest.

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If you want to do something, do it with The AS in The AS! Propose something: send me an email or fill out this form

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The Art School in the Art School (The AS in The AS) is located at 1003 E. Fayette Street (corner of S. Crouse), Apartment 10. Enter through the back door off the parking lot. Parking is available behind and adjacent to the building.

The Art School in The Art School (The AS in The AS) seeks to generate a creative and intellectual community through an open school / open source structure. Through activities such as classes, discussions, forming groups of interest, reading groups, critique groups, workshops, eating and drinking, publishing, and making, The AS in the AS seeks to create an experimental environment for shared inquiry. All events are FREE and open to the public.

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