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Zombie Art Collective Info Meeting

Does it matter that Zonbi Nzumbe (class of 1831, apparently) has been dead for at least a century and a half? Not to us at Wesleying, it doesnt! We’ll post pretty much whatever we get. Unless we, uh, don’t. Sorry. Anyway:

Interested in public art, activist art, free art, art for everybody? Noticed the lack of visual arts culture on campus? Thirsty for blood, or at the very least nourishment for your creative soul?

Come to the Zombie Art Collective info meating and jam tomorrow at 3 PM, whether or not you self-identify as an “artist.” We don’t adhere to the artist-nonartist binary.

The Zombie Art Collective facilitates happenings, spaces, group projects, events and workshops in the Wesleyan community.

Zombie is a non-hierarchical assortment of people aiding one another in projects to reclaim public space for personal expression. Zombies seek to create art that is involved, public, participatory, fluid, and dangerous; in which the role of the artist is to instigate, and the role of the audience is to become co-conspirators in our little mental coup against passivity.

Zombies want your brain.

Where: University Organizing Center, 190 High St.
Who: You and all your friends
When: Friday, 3 PM

Scared shitless yet? No? How about now? Yeah, that’s right. You better come (and yes, that means you, Habibi Mizuno ’15).

Procrastination Destination Du Jour: Wesleyan Poster Archive

Surprise: it’s Finals Week (almost). Wesleying’s here to help—you procrastinate, that is. New day, new procrastinatory link, straight to the bitter end. You’re welcome. [Post ideas? Send ’em: staff(at)wesleying(dot)org.]

Today’s link is awesome, and it’s directly Wes-related. Brendan O’Connell ’08 was really into posters while at Wes. He still is—so much so, he decided to create the Wesleyan Poster Archive, a sweet new blog compiling a fantastic archive of concert posters during Brendan’s time at Wes (many of which he helped organize). Like this Dirty Projectors flier (see: right), advertising a 2005 performance by the then-obscure indie outfit in WestCo Cafe. (Each poster is accompanied by interesting tidbits relating to the show and Brendan’s recollections. Scroll your mouse over the DP poster, if you dare.)

Other highlights from the vault include this Calvin Johnson performance at Earth House (yes, that Calvin Johnson), a Dumpster Diving Workshop series, and the nonexistent (but still purportedly fantastic) Crash Doug Bennet’s House Party. (Dear alumni: please tell me more about this intriguing [non-]event. Thanks.)