CoBrAnarch class

Every Saturday at 7pm.

This class considers issues such as nostalgia, the mask, collectivity, authorship and cultural appropriation. Conversations begin in response to films and manifest in the creation of props, performance and more filmmaking. The main goal of this open structure is to nourish the terrain for an event. The project will involve group work with clay, actions and films, bringing together a series of seemingly un-related concepts and ideas. The duration of the bulk of the event itself can be determined like a Lacanian session. It could result in a series of sculptures and a film. How the end result could be made public should be discussed by the participants before and after the interactive session.



Other subjects include looking at collective action of all kinds. Especially CoBra, AfriCobra (An AFrican Commune of Bad Relevant Artists) and Blues music. Guests include Dan Graham, David Edelstein, Tyehimba Jess, Nomaduma Masilela,  Goffrey Jacques and  Elvira Dyangani Ose.

Films include Hi Mom!, directed by Brian DePalma and I‘m Not There by Todd Haynes.

Organized by Sarina Basta, Simone Leigh, and Karin Schneider.


March 6, 2010

A Short History of the Harmonica, the foundation of Blues Music, an informal talk and listening session with Tyehimba Jess.

March 13, 2010

Be Black, Baby

Be Black, Baby a house party. Performance and talks by David Edlelstein, Dean Daderko, Nomaduma, Elvira Dyangani Ose, Kenya Robinson, and more