[NetBehaviour] The Overpass Light Brigade: Art + Electronics in the Wisconsin Uprising.
marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Thu Jul 5 13:27:03 CEST 2012
The Overpass Light Brigade: Art + Electronics in the Wisconsin Uprising.
Interview by Nathaniel Stern.
Wisconsin has arguably been ground zero for union busting, DIY social
movements, corporate takeover of government, and divisive - and often
misinformed - political debate in the US for more than a year. And the
Overpass Light Brigade (OLB), initiated by Milwaukee artists Lane Hall
and Lisa Moline, have been a guiding light - literally - in how
ground-up messaging and change can happen. Now a collaboration between
many people, the OLB relies on an ever-widening community of activists,
artists, thinkers, and do-ers for their "Signs of Resistance." After a
few rounds of local rye whiskey at Milwaukee's Riverwest Public House
Cooperative - one of the only Co-op bars in the country - Nathaniel
Stern did an email back and forth with OLB co-founder Lane Hall to find
out more about what makes them tick, how they see themselves, and where
the movement they are a part of is headed.
Nathaniel Stern (USA / South Africa) is an experimental installation and
video artist, net.artist, printmaker and writer. He has produced and
collaborated on projects ranging from interactive and immersive
environments, mixed reality art and online interventions, to digital and
traditional printmaking, latex and concrete sculpture - often with
kinetic parts. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Art and
Design at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.
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