Archive for the 'artists + collectives' Category

The Praying Mantis and other DREAM FILMS

March 29, 2010

The Coney Island Amateur Psychoanalytic Society are the US answer to Freud’s Ideas.

An excerpt from the Museum Info Board:

And another one:

Basically, working-class Utopians who took difficult, abstract European concepts and applied them – with a hands-on American spirit – to their own lives.

Particularly outstanding, The Praying Mantis by Charmian de Forde:

For the entire series of Dream Films please visit Zoe Beloff’s Site:


March 29, 2010

The FabAgit Award *Ambassadors Of The Moment* goes to Mermaid Hawley and Coney Island!

TM 2010 >> Habibi

February 6, 2010

White Noise by Žilvinas Kempinas

Knowledge Shots

November 17, 2009

An Evening of Experimental and Collaborative Research, Lovely!

Hosted by Fabulous Agitation and Teachers College, Columbia University

Fabulous Agitation* invites you to experience Knowledge Shots, performed during the 10th anniversary of the International Education Week at Teachers College, Columbia University.

Knowledge Shots
is a platform for instant knowledge sharing, micro lecturing, experimental story telling, ad-hoc consultancy and brainstorming. We’ve gathered a group of experts in various fields to help participants approach research and projects from a new, another angle + cookies.

We’ll take over rooms 303 and 304 of the Gottesman Libraries on Wednesday, Nov. 18 between 7.30pm and 9.30pm. All are welcome to walk in and share your current research and projects with our experts. We’ll embark on a collective brainstorm, experiencing new ways of understanding and rejoicing in the wonders of instant association.

Get your knowledge kicks at

Rooms 303 & 304, Gottesman Libraries (Russell Hall)
Wednesday, November 18th
7.30 – 9.30pm

*We at Fabulous Agitation firmly believe a shift in your reality is a shift in perception, another kind of experience and the opportunity for a glimpse of revelation. Hence, Fabulous Agitation!


Rachel Barnard
Architecture, Phenomenology, Immersion 

Rachel Barnard is an architect and artist who has practiced in Brisbane, New Delhi, Budapest and over the last two years, New York City.  She also writes for a number of Australian architectural journals including Indesign and DQ.

Emily Gallagher
New, York, City

The Xenophile NYC is the personal mission of Emily Gallagher, a New York City resident and historian.  As a lover of European cities,  Emily moved to New York as her American urban alternative. She possesses a true passion for New York City history and life and wants to share it with you.

Sascha Pohflepp
Future, Present, Past

Sascha Pohflepp specializes in speculation. In his work and writing he interacts with technology, the past and the future. Recently he has been working with The Golden Institute in an alternate history United States and looked into plants as being the robots of the future. He was born in Germany in 1978 and graduated from the Royal College of Art in London.

Liz Slagus
Community Sourcing, Participatory Practice, Sex Ed

From 1999-2009, Liz Slagus developed and managed Eyebeam’s Education programs, from youth & family-related courses and workshops to issues of new and digital literacies, learning, and teaching practices. As Director of Education and Public Programming for Eyebeam, Liz co-curated several large-scale exhibitions and developed and oversaw the public events and professional development series offered by the organization. Liz has organized and spoken on several panels regarding art and technology education. She has co-produced numerous short-format video, sound, public intervention, web and interactive media projects with her students, developed programs for national film festivals, and taught new media art courses for the University of Connecticut and the University of Rochester via Eyebeam. During 2008 she produced the youth participation component of the 01SJ 2008 festival in San Jose, CA and co-curated 1800 Frames with Norene Leddy for City Without Walls in Newark, NJ. Most recently, Liz was honored with the position of Creative Fellow for Art & Technology with the State Library of Queensland, where she is focused on the development of public programming for a new digital culture centre in Brisbane. Liz continues to consult for many organizations and schools within the US regarding art and technology education and programming. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Art History and Anthropology from Bucknell University and a Master’s Degree in Visual Arts Administration from New York University.

Molly Riordan
Design & Documentation

Molly Riordan is a writer and designer of unexpected learning experiences. She is an exhibit, application, and event designer at EdLab at Teachers College, Columbia University and a writer/editor for Not For Tourists New York.

Soft City

October 7, 2009

How do people organise their space? Or do they allow themselves to be organised? How do unregulated private initiatives contribute to the development of a city? Are there any guidelines, and when do the upholding of public order and legislation start to impact this process? The exhibition ‘Soft City’ presents existing and new work by the international artists Azra Aksamija, Pushwagner and Dubravka Sekulić. Their work represents the extreme ways in which people create urban (living) space. And how the authorities play a role in this, or, in contrast, are completely sidelined. Their work shows attention to the mental, psychological and socio-economic consequences of this process.

In his graphic novel ‘Soft City’ (1969-1975), the controversial Norwegian artist Hariton Pushwagner (1940, Oslo) sketches standardised daily life in an Orwellian city. With compassion, a sense of the absurd and an occasionally satirical outlook, Pushwagner follows the life of the residents.

Content taken from “Soft City“.

Pop Up Party – Video Online!

August 18, 2009

Vodpod videos no longer available.

Work Dress by Caroline Woolard

August 8, 2009

Caroline Woolard designed a work dress for barter. Fabulous Agitation proudly barters one of her dresses for a one-day residency at Teachers College Columbia University to take over the Broadcast Caravan 1.o and host an event that socially engages with the local public.

When, where and what will be announced soon.

The Traveling Commons by Reuben Heyday Margolin

August 7, 2009


Contemporary Art and the Vehicles of Education: Transpedagogy

August 5, 2009

What role has art education played in contemporary art practice? Artists, scholars, and critics talk about collaborative and participatory art, pedagogical experiments, and how such art can be understood and discussed.

We missed this Panel in May 2009. But we found the person who coined the term: Pablo Helguera (1971, Mexico)

N55 Shop Manual and more*

August 3, 2009

SHOP enables persons to exchange things without the use of money.
At SHOP, persons can contribute things for other persons to use, persons can use things, borrow things, swap things, or persons can take things they need. All sorts of things can be available at SHOP.

A SHOP can be situated inside buildings, outside buildings, or it can be mobile. The things present at SHOP are labelled in different categories in order to show: that they can only be used at SHOP (yellow tag), borrowed (magenta tag), or they can be used, borrowed, swapped or if necessary, taken (cyan tag).

Any person can use SHOP. The initiator decides when the SHOP is accessible. The initiator of a SHOP decides which category the things present at SHOP belong to. If persons are motivated by profit to use SHOP, it is suggested that they try to understand the attempt to find other ways of exchanging things than through the use of money and the pursuit of profit.
Attention is directed to the logical relation between persons and the rights of persons. Persons should be treated as persons and therefore as having rights. If we deny this assertion it goes wrong: here is a person, but this person should not be treated as a person, or: here is a person, who should be treated as a person, but not as having rights. Therefore we can only talk about persons in a way that makes sense if we know that persons have rights.

Any person can start a new SHOP. SHOP requires a place, room or some kind of mobile construction. By informing N55 at of the position of the SHOP, a list of SHOPs will be published on this website. If a SHOP is closed down, it is suggested that the things are transferred to another existing SHOP.

SHOP is maintained by the persons using it.


More fabulous manuals from the collective.