Saturday, October 8th: Collective Lock-In with Public Panel Discussions

Collective Lock-In with Public Panel Discussions
Flux Factory (39-31 29th St., Queens)

An all day into the night program of open panel discussions, a workshop, and snacks that will reach critical mass at midnight to become the UBERCOLLECTIVE.

5 pm – 6:30 pm – Who is this for?: Confronting Notions of Audience and Participation
A discussion about the many relationships to audience, including conventional passive consumption, collectives who demand engagement or production from their audience, and collectives who exploit or are exploited by their audiences. This discussion will result in strategies for developing a “3rd space” for engaging participants. Speakers: Laurids Sonne (Parfyme), Niki Russell & Dan Williamson (Reactor), Christopher Robbins (Ghana Think Tank).

7 pm – 8:30 pm – Collaborative Structures
A two-part panel discussion addressing the enormous variety of collaborative structures, the success and failures of group think and decision-making, and the successes and failures of consensus decision-making. Speakers, part 1: Meow Wolf, Jean Barberis & Christina Vassallo (Flux Factory); part 2: Kerry Downey (Action Club), AAS.

9 pm – Group dinner

10:30 pm – Openspace workshop with Gaengeviertel

Throughout the evening – SP Weather Station will transmit weather reports into the UBERCOLLECTIVE lock-in from weather stations located in the participating artists’ hometowns, in order to keep a connection to the outside world. Flux Factory artist-in-residence Jesper Aabille will cook breakfast for visitors and participants during his Friend Eggs on Lumber action.