Minutes – Arts and Culture WG 10/16/2011

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Art and Culture Meeting 8 PM October 16th 2011 Minutes
Meeting called to discuss formal statement
Mission , outreach.
Facilitated by CJ
Minutes by Frank
At the beginning of Meeting a paper
from googlegroup was presented
Document:
Called “Statement of Goals, Principles and Functions”
Co-creating a manifesto, statement, declaration

ARTS & CULTURE WORKING GROUP:

1) Together, we will be co-creating this statement (call it a minifesto, declaration, etc) to define the purpose and role of this working group. This document is to aid in the brainstorming process. (We don’t need to stick to this format, but we’ve drafted it this way to help us organize our thoughts.)
2) We will work virtually (here) and actually: next mtg Sunday 10/16 8pm 60 Wall St. Atrium
3) Feel free to add anything anywhere.

‘STATEMENT OF GOALS, PRINCIPLES & FUNCTIONS’

I. Goals
II. Principles
III. Functions
IV. Topics for Discussion

I. GOALS

Our goal is to inspire, support and participate in the creation of cultural work that…

  •     AMPLIFIES     the movement’s messaging
  •     INSPIRES     people to join
  •     MOBILIZES     people to take action
  •     EXPOSES     specific economic justice issues
  •     ENVISIONS     the alternative future we are building
  •     ASSERTS     the crucial role that art plays in movement building
  •     ENACTS     the guiding principles mutually decided on by A&C members
  •     BRING     joy, humor, and levity into the movement

II. PRINCIPLES

Description: A list of the principles which define participation in this movement. (Let’s try and break those down into specific practices. They are not just helpful for us, but they will also help us form guidelines for outside groups).

Principle: Specifics:
horizontalism
collaboration between disciplines, skill sets and a range of experience
participation anyone can participate
inclusiveness sharing of specialized skills;
transparency our process is clear and open for all to see and understand
agency

l Goals
ll Principles
lll Functions
lV Topics for Discussion
Goals
.. To inspire, support, and particpate in the creation of cultural work

  • amplifies
  • inspires
  • mobilizes
  • Exposes
  • Envisions
  • Asserts
  • Unifies
  • Enacts

Principles

Define participation in Movement
Horizontalism
Collaboration
Participation
Inclusivesness
Transparency
Agency
Autonomy
Noni-co-optation
humanization
solidarity
emancipation
sustainability
accountability
empowerment
peacefulness
lll Functions
Practical applications and functions of working group
Creators are free to initiate projects autonomously in
accordance with our movements principles

  • Popularize
  • Disseminate
  • Create a regular time and place     for artists to meet and collaborate
  • Propose projects
  • Help arrange events
  • Legitimize projects
  • Zuccotti Park outreach
  • Record, catalog, archive artistic     production

This is bare digest of document that exists in googledoc format
Could not easily locate it on site

Notes art and culture
The document was presented and accepted
co-op-tation was discussed

Paul spoke
CJ facilitator
statement of goals principles and functions
suggestion for michael
form working groups
3 mission statement
statement of non -op-tation
Paul
wiki is live
wiki. At http://www.occupennial.org
Paper is read to attendees

Google doc with
money
how to avoid another no comment contract scenario
Lopi unify message across mediums
act- up as an artistic model

proposal:
safety in park
breakout groups
safety in park
we have been functioning
this is what we want to do
opposing
going to to GA and ask “what do you want us to do?”
Goals Zach’
reclaim public space for art
value of art to larger society
act-up snowy mentioned finding groups for models and affiliation
bluestockings
16 beaver
collaborative groups
making reference to groups that we are inspired by
historical and present day
Sarah
Colab
contribute
collectively making outreach
consensus
looking at groups
individual activists
aid to learning – snowy

Sarah GA- what art what they would like to see
careful about propaganda art
Alex used rupture as metaphor

esthetic challenges
Brad response individual artists and groups bring them to our support network
stack
Mission statement goals to educate

Peaceful means to protest and demonstrate
empower art as peaceful means of occupation
phrase-
bringing joy to movement
bring joy and play levity and play
most working groups do not have power to contribute joy
one thing
art making
further art in general
experimentation is crucial
create new forms
start (alan) critique commercial value
take art as noncommercial and good for humankind
pathway to the future

de-commodify
valid but wary
noncommercial
fight between commercial and noncommercial art
paid fairly for work
artists deserve a real wage Zach
de-alienate the art worlds
look to europe
imani broader range options of artists to live on art
and artists get unemployment
in Europe

having a sub committee
on artists working rights
Tuesday 7 PM Oct 18
Meeting
Discussion:
having to make money
working for money
alternative
series of meeting and online collaborative projects
snowy – I suggest we discuss future shows
we do not get involved
Powida is at a commercial gallery
Powida
sell that work
Proposal:
Art should not be for sale
crowd sourcing to raise funds
as opposed to art sales
imagine what a 99% looks like
not stopping any ideas Paul
number of artists in US self-identified

army bigger than US army
collective behave collectively
iamgining
it is our democracy
more artists employed
brian holmes spoke about imagining
principled life
what we are trying to accomplish
not the 1%
but for the 99%
Paul
Programs in the past that worked for artists
WPA
Ceta program
point of process
forefront envision and imagine
love american culture throughout the world
army of artists instead of army of soldiers
give back to the world
WPA projects
and FDR Lopi idea
recruiting
inside of everyone is a sublime artist julian beck
expose

complement
art in every area of life
politics

engaged in a protest
not accept the 1% model of art
Art of spectacle and commodity
to a 99% model
movement reaching beyone that to the 100%
inclusiveness
proces of the GA
different kind of art making
art making and authorship
celebrity and collaborative
is different
concern
and or rather than either or
equal respect
collaborative and individual
how does that reflect in final doc Will
Alan
communal art group
our own critics
-publishing and writing ideas of art
-workshop and empowering
-drafts of work with each other
-sessions meeting to faciltiate
Zach making more community
copyright question
cult of celebrity
question how to integrate authorship
should help 99%
creative commons
democracy
has been thrown out
what is democratic art
communal art individual art
balance is messy
conflation of art market
is art is a falsehood and failure
celebrity cult
transparent
being transpartnet
not having celebrity artists
principled arts and culture extract
exploitation
extracting value for
creation of an artists union
Imani
roll call sheet will be public
history of artists unions
whats up freelancer union
distinction how these larger issues of
exclusion and
occupation sites
there are occupations collapsing
not space attractive
make the leap to joining
arts specific issues
we are crucial;
voice of larger movement
precedent for artists involved in labor
movement posters songs information
mobilization
how artists serve the movement
both
use art to push the boundaries of exclusivity
it is useful
I represent the arts and culture movement
Sarah discusses her project at Zuccotti
scrap- silver plastic blue recycles
desire wish and intent
tie it together
gave participant and reflection
artists
writers
lopi
mobilization
foremost
posters ads media
union iztion
art critique
witers

raising spirits
puppets
sarah participatory work
free download on website (Paul)

Imani Brown Art organzer, curator, 5047151363 imanijacqueline@gmail.com After 5 , flexible Outreach to nonprofits,projects
Adrian Rocchio Filmaker,webdesign adrianrocchio@gmail.com
Zach Film, Publishing zlevy@hotmail.com
Lee Artist, Ceramicist lbrocomzgol@gmail. flexible
Gan Golan Artist, author, organizer 510-290-3334 gangolan@gmail.com flexible
Kyle Ryan Actor, poet kyleryan@gmail.com flexible
Brad Burgess Living Theater birdsy18@gmail.com
Claire Lebowitz Revolutionary
Will Hamza Giron Photo, video, journalism Will.i.am.giron@gmail.com
CJ Holm Dancer,facilitator cj-holm@yahoo.com
Paul Mclean artforhumans@gmail.com
?B. Riley beriley@gmail.com
Johnny Sagan Fashion designer, writer gallerist 646-284-8607 snowywilderness@gmail.com Revolutionary Shabbos keeper
Alan Yang Archititect. Jack of all trades 510-908-2006 archtak@gmail.com flexible
Sarah Bowen Sarah Bowen@msn.com
Frank Shifreen Artist, Curatorteacher , Teachers College affil. 917-587-4875 transendit@gmail.com
Lopi LaRoe Painter PerformancePrintmaker 9176487220 Artist.proof@gmail.com

for posters
creative commons
license

meme guide to artists who want authorshp on design so artists do not feel exploited
unless otherwise noted
question
alternating meeting alternate days
hashing out mssion statement

be able to attend GA meetings
mission
hour and half
how to proceed
brainstorming
smaller group making more structured
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