Resist: A Simulation of Struggle

Sept 21st & 22nd 2018 | 7:30PM
@ Collective Ink & Arts Studio in Atlanta, GA
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31123160_1531095578677014_r.jpeg*Promo materials created by participating artist, Matheus Blasczak (Art Riot). 

THIS PROJECT is an experiment in liberation art and is the very first project of Resist: Atlanta’s Radical Art Community. A countercultural response to the social and political climate of our time, our artists will reclaim space and create a 60-minute simulation comprised of visual and performance projects and an interactive installation for attendees to navigate with the help of ally tour guides. This project and its ambassadors push back against: Racism, Sexism, Colonialism/Empire, Fascism, Transphobia, Homophobia, Islamophobia, Ableism and Xenophobia. 

in history demands that we resist systems of oppression and repression attempting to conceal and censor our stories. In reimagining new futures for our marginalized communities, we must reclaim ownership of our narratives. We must exhaust every platform available to us so that the silenced and invisible can finally dictate the terms of engagement. 

THIS MOVEMENT is a radical response to the moment and inspired by long held traditions of resistance art. It gives power to the immense potential of art to touch, move, and transport minds and bodies in an effort to connect the dots between the personal and political. It holds the art and the artist accountable to a great responsibility: to regard the audience’s experience as sacred. To spur thinking into spacio-temporal engagement and then into action through the stories they tell. This movement mitigates the numbing effects of information overload and transforms disenchantment into action.

OUR ARTISTS are a group of 16 who feel deeply that art is central to revolutionary work. We are artists committed to creating that which "comforts the afflicted and afflicts the comfortable.” We exert the power of art and the story unapologetically. We wield our voices, our bodies, our minds, our hearts to dance, sing, write, speak, paint, move, shout--that the stories and truths of our people will be made known to all who encounter us. We artists of color, of non-men, of trans, queer, and indigenous identities. We are artists existing across religions and no religion. We are artists from underserved communities and disenfranchised communities. We are immigrants and the children of immigrants. We are loud and and we are filled with righteous rage.

OUR VISION & YOUR SUPPORT are both centered around the celebration of our artists. Recognizing the obstacles artists face (and in specific marginalized artists) in receiving opportunities and fair funding for presenting their work, we are prioritizing and encouraging generous support for our showcasing artists who are working tirelessly to create thought provoking pieces for our audience. Over the next several weeks, this online campaign will raise funds for our artists and to help with costs associated with the venue, equipment rentals, installation/exhibit and print materials with the projected cost break down: Artist Base Pay* (50%), Venue (10%), Technical Equipment (10%), Installation/Exhibit (20%), Print Materials (10%).

OUR GRATITUDE is endless! Having members of our community contribute to the visibility and sharing of our stories is a crucial step towards the reimagination of a future we seek to illustrate in RESIST. Your donations empower us, facilitate our creative processes and support the messages behind our work. Thank you! 

*Artist Base Pay guarantees a dignified pay for each artist regardless of ticket sales, which will be split after our second show.
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ATL Radical Art Collective 
Atlanta, GA
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