Crash Course on Collective Process Screening
UnionDocs (322 Union Ave., Brooklyn, NY)

This intensive workshop will focus on the collective process through the screening and discussion of collectively made film and video. Red Channels, Paper Tiger Television and Union Docs curated a selection of works that make the collective explicit—either visually, through showing the collective in action, or conceptually, through content and style. These videos will be the foundation for conversations, about the how, why, what, and what not of collective creation. Click here to go to the official page for this project.

PART 1: Documenting the Collective/Collective Documentation
In this multimedia talk, Dara Greenwald will discuss and show clips from several creative collective actions. These documents and actions came out of collective practices of creation both behind and in front of the camera. Dara will present projects she has been involved in creating and documenting, as well as historic projects that she has been researching. These historic examples have been under-explored in the histories of activist and documentary media and will contribute important examples to the contemporary explorations of Congress of Collectives.

Dara Greenwald is a media artist and researcher. She has participated in collaborative and collective cultural production for over a decade including the Pink Bloque, Ladyfest Midwest Chicago, Version Fest, Pilot TV, United Victorian Workers, Spectres of Liberty and other groupings that resist being named. She recently co-curated (with Josh MacPhee) a large-scale research project about the history of social movements entitled Signs of Change: Social Movement Cultures 1960s to Now as part of Exit Art’s Curatorial Incubator. Her own experimental videos have screened widely on the festival and media arts circuit (including at Liverpool Biennial, Cinematexas, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Eyebeam, New York Underground Film Festival, etc).

PART 2: Presentation by Voina
Voina, a Russian collective known for their radical performance art, will screen and discuss the process of creating “Humiliation of Cop in His House (2010), “F*ck for the Heir – Medved`s Little Bear!” (2008) and “Banning of Clubs” (Voina 2008).