This workshop is being hosted by Interference Archive as part of Gowanus Open Studios, and will feature Combat Paper from Montclair, New Jersey, making paper with their mobile papermaking cart, alongside Mobile Print Power from Corona, Queens, working at their mobile screenprinting cart.
The mission of Interference Archive is to explore the relationship between cultural production and social movements. This work manifests in an open stacks archival collection, publications, a study center, and public programs including exhibitions, workshops, talks, and screenings, all of which encourage critical and creative engagement with the rich history of social movements.
Mobile Print Power is a multigenerational collective based out of Immigrant Movement International in Corona, Queens, which uses silkscreen printmaking to engage communities and explore social and cultural situations.
Hand papermaking is the language of Combat Paper. Through papermaking workshops, veterans use their uniforms worn in service to create works of art. The uniforms are cut up, beaten into a pulp and formed into sheets of paper. Participants use the transformative process of papermaking to reclaim their uniforms as art and express their experiences with the military.
This workshop is free and open to the public.