The following clips are excerpts from full interviews collected during the Congress of Collectives held at the Flux Factory in Fall of 2011. The Congress was held at the rise of the OCCUPY Wall Street Movement in New York City.
Congress of Collectives was designed to unite collectives, individuals who choose to work collaboratively, and audience members. The three week-long series of events will examine the many forms of collaboration, participation, and self-organization and will provide a platform to generate new works, discussions, and enduring relationships. Congress of Collectives will include formal programming such as panels, talks, screenings, and performances, and informal programing, including dinners, impromptu discussions and actions.
Initiated by Flux Factory, the Congress has been planned and developed collaboratively by artists, city planners, architects, arts administrators, film makers, and activists representing over 24 collectives from the US, Europe, and the Middle East.
Excerpt from interview with Chen Tamir (Queens)
Excerpt from interview with Douglas Paulson (Queens)
Excerpt from interview with Gaengeviertel (DE) Germany
Excerpt from interview with Parfyme (DK/NO/US)
Excerpt from interview with Birds’ Ear View (UK/US)
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