(After Emma Goldman’s “Woman Suffrage”) “We boast today of the age of advancement, of science, and progress. Is it not strange, then, that we still believe in fetish worship?” These words—mostly original—open Emma Goldman’s 1917 essay, “Woman Suffrage.” The essay was based on a speech she delivered across the nation in advance of the passage […]Read more "Toward a Repeal of the 19th Amendment (2012)"
Over the course of two days in April 2011, 800 women laborers at two apparel factories in Cambodia lost consciousness. Over the next year, around 2200 more, in large groups, at different factories all around the country, followed. Government, reporters—even the big-name brands that buy the clothes, particularly H&M, the world’s second largest clothing manufacturer—investigated. […]Read more "Feint (2012)"
Founded in 2007 in response to rapid, cheap neighborhood development and pro-tourism campaigns, The Lady Dissident Chicago Travel Auxiliary aimed to meet the needs of all Chicago residents by providing a handy bicycle guide to secluded, comfortable locations within which to enjoy the splendors of our fine and prosperous, but occasionally troubled, city. The LDCTA […]Read more "Lady Dissident Chicago Travel Auxiliary (2011)"
Garment Work, recently on exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and Artisterium at the State Silk Museum in Tbilisi Georgia, was originally conducted in residence at the Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei, formerly one of the largest and longest-running textile mills in the world. A site for early radical socialist organizing and a haven of […]Read more "Garment Work (2010)"
From January to February, the Winter 2009 Unlympic Games were a series of competitive events that engaged Chicago residents in active dialogue about the 2016 Olympic bid. The Unlympics looked at highly organized, internationally recognized, massively marketed, thoroughly branded, and extremely expensive sporting events not from a pro or con standpoint, but from a questioning […]Read more "The Winter 2009 Unlympic Games"
A media experiment intended to spark hope for social change. Designed, edited, art-directed, and developed legal and distribution strategy for paper prior to release in collaboration with Steve Lambert, Andy Bichlbaum, and writers and illustrators across the country. Released November 12, 2008 in an edition of 80,000. See the video on Vimeo.Read more "The New York Times—Special Edition (2008)"
Co-founded with Steve Lambert of the Anti-Advertising Agency in 2008, the Foundation For Freedom was a short-term project to raise money to give an advertising, PR, or marketing executive willing to quit their job for the one-time grant. Throughout the spring and summer, we held job-quitting and resume writing workshops, ran a massive email campaign targeting […]Read more "The Foundation For Freedom (2008)"
The exhibition of works described in this catalog has been on display only twice in history, or is on display all the time, depending on how you choose to define “display” or “exhibition” or “work”. The work on display is pre-ephemeral in nature, pre-pre-existing: work that could only be created under a different set of […]Read more "The Catalog of This Exhibition (2007)"
AnneZine was a long-running fanzine founded in 1993 with a proclaimed 47-issue print run, although for a couple of those years we actually didn’t put out any real issues, just talked about it a lot, and then some other years we just really didn’t feel like making any, so we pretended we did and then […]Read more "AnneZine (1993-2004)"