165 – A Generous Grift w/ Sam Lefebvre

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Fan favorite Sam Lefebvre’s newest work, the three-part series A Generous Grift for San Francisco-based community art space The Lab, is finally all here! We here at A+L felt the spacetime ripple from the upload and bolted awake in a cold sweat. Taking a magnifying glass to some particularly local, incredibly bold, and somehow publicly available fuckery from Oakland to Houston, Sam’s work expands past the typical conversation we have around how the art world perpetuates wealth for the wealthy, into direct examples of how museums uphold the real estate industry that causes our displacement and upholds the carceral state. All roads lead to tenant organizing, and any road after that you’re gonna have to figure out with your neighbors, in person. Shhhhhhhh🤫

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for a free copy of the print publication write: thelabsf@thelab.org

The Autonomous Tenants Union Network: https://atun-rsia.org/

Another Art World, Part 3: Policing and Symbolic Order Nika Dubrovsky and David Graeber: https://www.e-flux.com/journal/113/360192/another-art-world-part-3-policing-and-symbolic-order/

Propublica’s Nonprofit Explorer: https://projects.propublica.org/nonprofits/

164 – TCAF Dispatch w/ Graham

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We brought in writer and certified Canadian Graham (@GrahamSig) to discuss the bittersweet bummer that is the current state of the Toronto Comic Arts Festival. He shares over 10 years of TCAF memories with us, which is extremely helpful to the analysis we’ve been trying to pull out of our asses about the YA-ification of comics. Lefty artists are losing the battle of gentrification, is it possible to change the material landscape and maintain a creative community’s integrity under capitalism? Or are we building the bones for the next Vegandale? We also go on several tangents about a new atheist k-8th.

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Check out Graham on No Cartridge’s Homicide Life on the Street watch through: https://www.patreon.com/NoCartridge

and on MyKreal’s streams on Fridays: https://twitter.com/MyKreal/status/1537977919082967044

162 – Gun Cube Enclosure

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I’m just asking questions- what if it all turned out to be lead the whole time? Generation theory: just lead? 20% chance of causing runaway climate collapse in this century, and people really want to get on our ass because of an insatiable desire (well, technically very satiable) to eat a Blake straight from the humidity-controlled archival reading room underneath the Seagram building? This week on Art and Labor: unspeakable tragedy, how artists fool themselves into thinking existing power structures give grants to people who’d threaten them. Rethink your entire practice, hon! Long live the hot dog fart zine scene!

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tcaf drama recap: https://www.comicsbeat.com/tcaf-disinvites-nft-minter-pink-cat-from-show-amid-criticism/

https://festivalworkers.com/

Authorities investigating if retired federal agent knew of Buffalo mass shooting plans in advance: https://buffalonews.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/authorities-investigating-if-retired-federal-agent-knew-of-buffalo-mass-shooting-plans-in-advance/article_bd408f18-dd39-11ec-be53-df8fdd095d6f.html

http://www.gunsculpture.com/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandra_Bromley

murder /k/ult snipets: eleven on Twitter: “sandman on the /k/ weapons board discussing his affiliation with the murderkube “religion” (2/3) https://t.co/ogxyMFEffc” / Twitter

(1) 0xngmi is grazing on Twitter: “megathread on milady and their founders: – miya’s writings – Grooming – Gaslighting – Systemspace and suicide of 17yo teen – Remilia implication proof of everything will be at the end of the thread” / Twitter

the internet is a bad place, but love is real, I love you

161 – The Wretched of the Multiverse

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OK gives Sarah a full Toronto report: new Kids in the Hall p good, Canada does not understand iced coffee or hanami, “New York” mode is real and you can harness it to mixed success, and alt comix lanlord art appears as TCAF is being shock doctrine’d?? We eventually get to our review of Everything Everywhere All at Once, which is obviously “it’s actually not insane enough.” History will reveal why Lucia has not been able to be on the podcast lately. Mostly, work sucks, everyone knows, why not enjoy some nice AU fanfic, it’s not gay to dream….I promise….

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160 – Living Our Fontosy w/ Popple

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We’re back! And we brought the artist and vtuber sometimes known as POPPLE (aka swordsinverted). Get ready for your shift at the pussy eating factory, ’cause we’re on some sort of deranged queer Stalinism kick. We discuss information and cultural preservation work, living in punk houses, big tech in anime, and the escalation of the Drag Race Industrial Crisis. Enjoy this extra long episode! Promise we’ll get back to a regular schedule soon, we’ve been too busy doing stupid shit like having jobs.

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159 – Fire in the Disco

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A return to definitely a type of form, the Galleria caucus of Art and Labor (OK and Sarah) reckon with the eternal struggle of Knowing They Did A Gentrification To Bushwick. You, reader, however, are now yourself trapped in my web, unable to stop passively reading this sentence, which is that Kylie Minogue always has at least a couple songs on each album that sound like Starburst commercials, at least one absolute banger, and a bunch of shit. Aphrodite, however, is an entire album of Starburst commercials, and it’s a perfect driving album for the woman on the go with a cracked windshield and dangerously (but also sexily) corroded brake pads. We mostly, however, talk being abolitionists in the face of hateful tragedy like the Rash arson and debrief on the 7th annual Sonic 2006 party. If there was anyone in the north Brooklyn who deserved to be set aflame that night, it was probably us, sorry to all who attended. I also tell the same exact story I did last time I recorded about my sister getting hit by a Tesla, it’s a real meat and potatoes episode folks, we aim above all other things to be your comfort characters.

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157 – Tim Epic’s Bandcamp w/ David Turner

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Music business criticism expert, creator of the fantastic Penny Fractions newsletter, and honorary co-host David Turner is back to discuss the depressing merger of Bandcamp and Epic Games. Can companies maintain consciousness? What role does giant multinational corporations like Tencent and Apple play in the geopolitical sphere? Are Fortnite dances going to overtake the petrodollar by 2024? Are we in 9/11 2 or WWIII? We urge everyone to believe in themselves, understand our place in the media pipeline, and focus on what we can control in our immediate.

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Future of Music Coalition Bandcamp statement: https://twitter.com/future_of_music/status/1499096231179661317?s=21

DSA statement condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: https://twitter.com/DemSocialists/status/1497736667024683008

Ukraine’s SNL president: https://twitter.com/VeraMBergen/status/1498814410911006723

156 – The Art Worker Organizing Movement

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We were mentioned in enemy of the show the New York Times by friend of the show Zachary Small! The movement to organize art and cultural workers has been steadily growing despite pandemic setbacks, how do we feel about it? We promise to never do the cis white art bro thing and claim to be an authority on this subject, even though we literally have dedicated our lives to studying it every week lol. We will, however, always advocate for better pay and workplace conditions for all workers, labor aristocracy be damned!

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BONUS EP: https://www.patreon.com/posts/63009999 Hours before Putin invaded Ukraine, we dropped our takes. We also discuss the rise of anti-trans legislation. 

Constructing the Real’s Art Worlds – Anime Music Videos: an Artform and Culture

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WATCH IT HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYO_uyLqPu4&t=3137s

Are AMVs proletarian or free fandom labor for multinational media companies? Where do Anime Music Videos sit in Hito Steyerl’s “an alternative economy of images” and can someone be the Dziga Vertov of AMVs? Are AMVs subjected to a particular nation state?

This is the second session of Constructing the Real’s Art Worlds Class, join us here: https://www.constructingthereal.com/

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154 – Socialist Fanfiction w/ Shawn Escarciga aka Miss Ladysalad

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154 - Socialist Fanfiction w/ Shawn Escarciga aka Miss Ladysalad
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Performance artist, meme maker, genius Shawn Escarciga (aka @Missladysald) enters the pod chamber. We discuss better practices for indoctrination like yassifying Rennesme and putting goatse Marina Abramovic on a t-shirt. Can we do successful bait and switches with the PMC? Is it possible to isolate the radical nuggets inside everyone via the social media brain stem hookup? Let’s find out girlies!! Love wins!

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Shawn’s website: https://www.shawnescarciga.com/

Come on Strong: https://www.instagram.com/comeonstrong/

Lucia show! Zine we’re gonna bootleg lol https://www.instagram.com/p/CZP70J6FWVg/