February 14, 2012
Our friends at The Art of Dismantling, a radical artisan collective and an ongoing interview series, have reposted Beautiful Resistance Distro’s interview with anti-civ folk band, Big Dudee Roo, and included a few nice words about our project.
From their website, you can learn:
The project was founded by Chris Richards (Autonomous Music) to form alliances between creative artisans and activists, and to inspire our community to use creativity as a weapon, a voice, and a tool for change.
The Art of Dismantling exists in multiple formats, as an artisan collective we strive to provide creative services and
support to radicals, activists, and organizations who are in need of it. We can be utilized as a resource for arranging music for benefit shows, poster and flyer designs, creative art projects, printing services, street performance, and more. We are interested in discussing any ideas for utilizing the creativity of our collective members in an effort to create radical change, or to support radical organizations.
We would also like to see stronger alliances and crossover between activists and artists, and hope that this project offers an opportunity for these alliances to form and grow.
As an interview series, we interview different artists, musicians, and writers that utilize their gifts in an effort to instigate change. The interviews will be heavily focused on the artist’s political/social views, intentions, and how they feel about the impact they are, or are not, having on the world.
The Art of Dismantling also exists as a live panel, which can be organized and presented at events, conferences, gatherings, and anywhere else! The panels provide space for a community discussion that explores the use of creativity and art in the resistance movement, what place it has, how it can be used in conjunction with other forms of activism, and how creative workers and non creative workers can better organize a collaborative movement.