Oct 3 - Oct 6

Free Tickets: Free

BOOTLEG Exhibition

Artist Studio

109 Ingraham Street - suite 101
Brooklyn, NY, 11237

Opening: Oct 3 (6-9pm)
Exhibition: Oct 4-6 (2-6pm)

BOOTLEG, a project initiated by the DOC! collective, is an invitation to discover different kinds of militant, political, and philosophical schools of thought: Tremors (porosity - influence - relations), Clandestinity (printing press - traffic - diffusion), Flux (communication - language - circulation - cyber-wandering), Autonomy (community - anarchism - urban emancipatory politics), and Play & Game. These notions are the main operating keys of a project which connects exhibition and editing project for the first time on the occasion of the Brooklyn Falls for France festival.

The collaborative research work around printed documents has given birth to a card game. This item is tackled as an assemblage with many facets and possible uses, the historic bedding of ideologies which used images as means, in turn, to broadcast propaganda or as a way to disseminate a cryptic, transgressive knowledge. Popular or elite, a child’s play or a means to initiate, card games use the visual strength of both text and image and invites its users into manipulating either the cards themselves or the desires of others. French and American invited artists have created a repository of texts and images edited in the Under the coat fanzine, an annex, and notice of this polysemic, performative and transatlantic card game. It is as transatlantic as this selection of artists gathered for the exhibition, whose plastician, video or performative art practices interrogate the language and actions at the heart of contemporary ideological struggles, at the crossroads of class and minorities.

A rave party set up in collaboration with the Melting Point collective will propose a selection of djs from and invited by both collectives. Through its parties, Melting Point raises funds for not-for-profit NGO Al Otro Lado which offers aid and legal counsel for South Americans who go through immigration and claim for asylum.

Participant artists
Soufiane Ababri - Ivan Argote - Valérie D. Bah - Guillaume Bresson - Marielle Chabal
Matthieu Clainchard - Lionel Cruet - Rana Hamadeh
MKNM (Magda Kachouche & Noémie Monier) - Po B. K. Lomami - Rafaela Lopez
Jennifer M Jones - Guillaume Maraud - Grace Ndiritu - Josefa Ntjam
Ayodamola Okunseinde - Lili Reynaud Dewar - Simon Ripoll-Hurier
Car Philippe Simonise - Ghita Skali - Jaime Sunwoo - Philipp Timischl
Nick Vaughan & Jake Margolin

Publication
Alex Balgiu - Louise Boghossian - Tom Cazin - Lauren Coullard - Noémie Monier
Zganarel Pez - Camille Potte - Dimitri Procofieff - Marie-Sophie Robert
Jérôme Valton - Alicia Zaton

Melting Point X DOC! (Louise Boghossian & Basile Peyrade)

«BOOTLEG» has been made possible through Brooklyn Falls for France, a cultural season of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, in partnership with FACE Foundation.


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DOC! is a non-profit organization located in a squatted former 30,000 square-foot high school in the north of Paris. The building, which was abandoned, has been fully renovated by the artists of the organization and now counts 30 artist studios, various workshops (wood, metal, ceramic, silkscreen, printing, sound, moving images, fashion, photography), two large gallery spaces, an auditorium, a shared garden.

The squat allows visual artists, musicians, filmmakers, designers, craftsmen to find a space to work and share their ideas in a context where the demand for studios in Paris far exceeds the offer.

As such, DOC! actively participates in the life and dynamics of the neighborhood. The pooling of economic and technical resources, as well as the sharing of knowledge among the members of the organization, have enabled the creation of a self-sufficient and independent


Artist Studio