Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 6:00pm-8:30pm
@ Antenna’s Paper Machine, 6330 St. Claude Avenue
$10 (Free for Signals subscribers | Subscribe)
For more information, call Antenna: 504-298-3161
Issue 007 of Antenna::Signals will drop on January 24, 2018. In celebration of the opening of Antenna’s Paper Machine print center, Signals presentations and performances examine the theme Papers. Papers will explore the myriad uses of paper – a medium at once literal and symbolic, fragile and dogmatic, portable and burdensome – to translate and regulate life, love, and legality. The event will explore the connotations of the theme from a number of specific angles, including immigration papers, the Green book (guide to safe road tripping for African Americans in Jim Crow America), Storyville blue books (catalogues for New Orleans’ famed red light district), and rolling and hemp papers.
Conceived as a “live arts magazine,” Antenna::Signals is a variety show-styled event from the artists and writers of Antenna. Each “issue” of Antenna::Signals features a spread of 6-8 local artists, writers, musicians, scientists, activists and scholars whose practices relate thematically. The live magazine drops 4 times each year, accompanied by the release of a two-dimensional print publication.
Antenna::Signals is funded in part by the Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ella West Freeman Foundation, the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and contributions by individuals like you!
Artwork by Hannah Chalew