Temple University Libraries’ Urban Archives and Megawords Magazine are partnering for a screening as part of the Zoe Strauss: Ten Years exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. All films are drawn from our television news collection and are loosely inspired by the work of Zoe Strauss, Megawords and the PMA itself. All footage where the gaze of the news camera puts you in touch with the rituals, traditions, places and challenges of Philadelphia and its residents over three decades. Some material has screened at previous UA screenings and some is new.
Advance tickets are free (but with a $3.50 service charge) here:
You could also come to the PMA earlier to reserve a seat with no charge.
For more info and a full listing, read more.
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Here is a list of the books that will be available in the bookshop section of our installation!
In our book shop you will find shelves stocked with new and used books and magazines. These books will be for sale, but commerce is not the point. Our aim is to define a cultural space and to position the books as objects of discussion, exploration, explanation and departure.
The books we’ve chosen cover a wide range of topics: music, film, urban affairs, photography, fiction, philosophy, cycling, etc.. They are a living, breathing reading list that encourages the contemplation of different world-views and are an important source of inspiration for us. We hope that by sharing these books, we can demonstrate the direct link between being excited by the work of others and producing one’s own work.
Download the list here: Megawords_booklist
Beginning in January 2012, Megawords will call the Philadelphia Museum of Art home for three months. As part of Zoe Strauss: Ten Years we will create a publishing studio and bookshop in the museum, program music performances, host a panel discussion about what belongs in a city, conduct workshops and classes, screen films and hold office hours in the museum. We will also publish a new issue of Megawords and an original edition of artists books.
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We will also be working with Brian Spies and a group of students from PAFA who will occupy the installation throughout the duration of the show. They’ll be adding to the collage, talking with visitors and creating a space of their own. We are excited to see how the installation evolves over the duration of the show because of this collaboration. If you stop by the museum, be sure to visit the students – here is a schedule of when they will be in the space:
All days are from 1 – 4 pm
10/28: Brian Spies
11/2: Bong Mee Lee
11/4: Brian Spies
11/8: Bong Mee Lee
11/9: Brian Spies
11/11: Marek Danielewski
11/12: Ashley Wick
11/16: Bong Mee Lee
11/18: Brian Spies
11/30: Bong Mee Lee
12/2: Brian Spies
12/3: Ashley Wick
Please stop by PAFA and check out our new installation as part of the current show entitled Here. Our installation features collage and video work, and you’ll also be able to grab a copy of the latest issue of Megawords.
See more photos on our project page. Find out more about the show at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art’s website.
We’re putting together an installation for a Creative Time Project called Living as Form (more info at http://creativetime.org/programs/archive/2011/livingasform/about.htm). The show opens on September 24th at the Historic Essex Street Market in Manhattan, and it runs for 4 weeks. We’re creating a teen-aged warehouse hangout, and will be hosting events by KillScreen Magazine and the Copenhagen Game Collective, music by “The Brutalist School” AKA Hsi-Chang Lin, more music by Georgia and a participatory dance performance organized by Joanna Quigley of Free Movement Specialists, INC.
A new issue of Megawords will also be available!
September 24–October 16
Thursday–Sunday, 12–8 PM
The historic Essex Street Market
Southeast corner of Essex and Delancey Streets
(entrance on Delancey)
New York City
See a Google map here.
Here are some details about Megawords specific events (subject to change, so please check back for updates!)
September 24, Saturday
Show opens and live music performance by “The Brutalist School” AKA Hsi-Chang Lin
September 30, Friday
4:30 and 6:30pm
Kill Screen presents Copenhagen Game Collective’s Johan Sebastian Joust
October 8 , Saturday
Music by Justin Tripp and Brian Close of Georgia. Food by Megawords
October 14, Friday and October 15, Saturday
Three 20 minute performances each day
2pm, 4pm and 6pm
Free Movement Specialists, INC. is happy to guide you on a journey to being free. Free of all technique, all preexisting dance crazes and all worries of what you really look like when dancing in public. THIS is a judgement free zone.