By Sublevarte Colectivo
Interference Archive, Brooklyn, NY, 2012
Pages: 32 pages with cardstock dustjacket
Dimensions: 5.25" x 8.25"
Cover: cardstock weight
Process: duotone offset
Color: 2 color
Edition size: unknown
It's great to see that the recently launched Interference Archive in Brooklyn is now producing excellent printed publications in addition to all else they do. But as a group that's affiliated with the hyperactive Justseeds collective, was there even any doubt? Here is their description of this beautifully designed booklet that features 30 plus examples of Sublevarte's prints, posters, stickers, and street interventions:
"La Persistencia de los Sueños/The Persistence of Dreams is a bilingual retrospective of the work of the Mexico City graphics collective Sublevarte. Sublevarte Colectivo, a group born of the 1999 student strikes in Mexico City, worked with Interference Archive to produce this retrospective collection of their thirteen years of graphic production. This booklet was produced to accompany their exhibition at Interference Archive, but stands alone as a document of their work.
Sublevarte Colectivo believes that the graphic arts should be a vehicle of expression and communication in society, and that these days the power of the visual image is stronger than words. They have brought this vision to their work with the Zapatistas, the flower sellers of Atenco, the striking teachers of Oaxaca, and dozens of other social struggles in Mexico.
Our world is a space to express dreams and reality. We believe in an organization that is active every day and never gives up. Each line, color, and shape frame our destiny and the world we wish to create.
This is Interference Document 5, part of a series of publications coming out of the collection at and work out of Interference Archive."
"Interference Archive explores the relationship between cultural production and social movements. This work manifests in public exhibitions, a study and social center, talks, screenings, publications, workshops, and an online presence. The archive consists of many kinds of objects that are created as part of social movements by the participants themselves: posters, flyers, publications, photographs, books, T-shirts and buttons, moving images, audio recordings, and other materials. Through our programming, we use this cultural ephemera to animate histories of people mobilizing for social transformation."
By Sublevarte Colectivo