Yesterday’s PBA offered an opportunity to discuss Daniel’s inspiration, nomadic work, and the phenomenon of “microcinemas” like San Francisco’s ATA. Daniel brought in a colorful collection of screen printed and letter pressed microcinema posters with a punk aesthetic. After admiring his poster collection, we discussed what makes a microcinema: it is usually a DIY, intimate, experimental space to share amateur filmmaker’s work. Microcinema culture, like punk culture, creates a network of like-minded avant-garde outsiders who travel and share ideas with each other. Daniel will be screening his hobo documentary “Who is Bozo Texino?” tonight at the Walker.
For the next three weeks, Red76 will be hosting their Surplus Seminar and local and travelling artists, intellectuals and countercultural figures will be joining in for PBA’s. Look at the Surplus Seminar website for the Pop-Up Book Academy schedule. Red76’s project centers on three activities: the Anywhere/Anyplace Academy, the Pop-Up Book Academy, and the YouTube School for Social Politics. Drop by the Open Field between Wednesday and Sunday to check out the Surplus Seminar and call the toll-free hotline at 1.888.339.4496 for the daily schedule.