Ed Marszewski


I know It’s Over

This blog has been disabled a bit. My  activities are posted at lumpen.com

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Laptronica cage match footage

As we regroup and reconvene for the future of Lumpen our entire video archive has been dumped on the floor and we are now uploading great footage. Big man found  Laptronica videos produced by Bruner and Bay back in the good old days of fresh mayhem. Our goal is to re-introduce this awesome series of events.Picture 1

LUMPEN TLVSN – Laptronica Round 1 from lumpen on Vimeo.

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My dream of performing in an eighties new wave cover band has been fulfilled. We played our first show at Sonotheque July 22 with Bobby Conn. Rachael took a pic.

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Just Squatted Home Welcoming Kit

3762944727_e89bb256ea Put together a suitcase kit that can be used to squat homes. The kit was part of the Get It Together Show at C-PS. Flickr images of the show are here. Pamphlets and fliers describe how to squat abandoned property and also how to use  the tools in the kit. Conceptualy it’s nice but i think i need to execute it better.

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Reuben Kincaid Realty

I have been conducting additional research for re-housing strategies and squatting for the Reuben Kincaid Realty Project.

Mortgage Squatting, Home Defender, and community housing re-development projects like Giroscope and Empty Homes seem to be the most interesting and less controversial forms of squatting that might appeal to Americans. It seems that I might create guidelines for squatters to occupy homes (primarily foreclosed homes) and publish it in order to give some very local tips and strategies to pull it off in say, a neighborhood like Bridgeport.

In the meantime I will be working in a Just Squatted Home Welcoming Kit for the upcoming Get It Together show at our space this July 24.

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Pr 002 History of Artist Run Spaces


On Sunday May 31, 2009  Public Media Insitute (Proximity’s dot.org parent) released issue #002 of Pr, our broadsheet newsletter,  at the Hyde Park Art Center. It is part of the Artists Run Chicago Exhibition and features and essay about the history of artist-run spaces in Chicago from the last 25 years by Dan Gunn. This issue also features  a map designed by Plural featuring over 100 spaces that have come and gone and still remain after this past quarter century.

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