VERSION>08 :: April 17 to April 27, 2008
Produced by the Public Media Institute, a non profit 501 3c corporation, Version is an annual springtime convergence that brings together hundreds of activists, artists, musicians, and educators from around the world to present some of the most challenging ideas and socially progressive art projects of our day.
showcases emerging trends in art, technology, activism and music and
has earned critical accolades here in Chicago and abroad.
The hybrid art festival / art fair brings together individuals, groups
and networks that utilize visual and conceptual art strategies, innovative
social practices, public art projects, and new music to push the counter
Version festival presents a diverse program of activities featuring an art exposition/art fair, multiple art exhibitions, urban events, film screenings, interactive technologies, performances, street art, presentations, talks, workshops, and art rendezvous and action.
Over 5,000 people were in attendance last year to
the diverse programming encouraging crossover between art disciplines
Each year alternative spaces open for staging actions. Public spaces and corporate places become terrains of intervention. We hope to facilitate and share your ideas and projects with an international group of creators that are making a difference. Please sign up at our at our newletter link to get further information for next year's festival. If you are interested in joining us next spring and have a project that you would like to tell us about right NOW please feel free to contact edmar at edmarlumpen(at)gmail.com or drop us a package in the mail. Version, 960 w 31st st Chicago Il 60608.
See you in the spring!
THE INSURECTION INTERNATIONALE ::
The Insurrection Intenationale is a moment. It is a point of confluence
between various networks and subcultures that believe in the solidarity
of our multitudes. Together we are waging a revolt against established
systems and authority to create new worlds to inhabit. We are creating
alternate realities, independent economies, developing alliances and
infrastructures to support our beliefs. We are engaging in a culture
war against the establishments in all their guises.
This year Version will explore the various networks undermining the
forces of stagnation, decay and business as usual. Individuals and groups
involved in creating alternative modes of operations, communications
and networks of cooperation are gathering at our annual convergence this
spring to discover the plausible worlds we can create together.
NEWS AND UPDATES
Version>08 will take place in Chicago late April 2008. The call for participation website will be up in January. Here are some relevant links...
May 19: closing for we're rollin they're hat
of complicated horse emergency
WAR STARTS FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 5pm with our Urban
Gardening and Exterior Decorating show>>
Kick ass Google map of most Version venues.
Issue 104 of Lumpen comes out at the preVersion>07 party at Sonotheque (1444 W Chicago Ave) this Wednesday April 18. Get your copy contaning the version>07 program inside.
:: Bad at Sports Interview :: Word about the Art War and the upcoming We're Rollin' They're Hatin' Version exhibtion. Scroll down for episode 84>
:: The We're Rolin' They're Hatin' :: blog site is up! Don't miss our awesome group show opening April 20, 2007.
Are you fit for the Art War? Join us at the training camp>