What borders did you cross to get here? Who benefits from borders? How do borders shift and change us and the Land we live in?
Explore these questions prompted by Nicholas Galanin’s In every language there is Land / En cada lengua hay una Tierra in a series of hands-on screenprinting sessions led by the Queens-based collective Mobile Print Power (MPP). Using their participatory design methodology and portable silkscreen printmaking carts, MPP will engage with communities in Corona Plaza, Queens, to co-create new graphic works based on participants’ experiences of borders across social, cultural, and political spaces.
On August 5 and 19 at Corona Plaza, MPP will invite participants to learn screenprinting and unpack the concept of borders through drawings and words. MPP will then integrate these responses into original screenprint designs, which will be used in the final workshop on September 2 in Brooklyn Bridge Park, where a wider audience will engage with participant-created designs from the initial two workshops.
No registration is needed. Audiences of all ages are encouraged to drop in!
This program is curated by Gabriela López Dena. Please, contact [email protected] for questions and accessibility needs.
About the Artists
Mobile Print Power is a multigenerational collective from different corners of New York City and the world. They started as a weekly printmaking and political education workshop at Immigrant Movement International in Corona, Queens (IMI Corona), in March 2013. Over time, and as regular participants in the workshop emerged as co-facilitators and co-organizers, they began referring to themselves as a collective. For over ten years, Mobile Print Power has been using its methodology for participatory design in public spaces along with its portable silkscreen printmaking carts to engage communities and explore social and cultural issues. To transmit the work that they co-create with the community, they make books, prints, and public sculptures. Each project that they do reflects a commitment to social justice and their belief in the value of shared artistic production.
Saturday, August 5 and Saturday, August 19, 2:00–5:00 pmGet Directions
Brooklyn Bridge Park, Empire Fulton Ferry Lawn
Saturday, September 2, 2:00–5:00 pmGet Directions