In concept and habit Beyond Repair was established to respond to the relationships that form through its being present. That means that things should change when things are changing. And so we have exciting news to share and hope that you’ll join us to see it into being.
Drop by on Saturday and Sunday evening, Oct. 21st & 22nd as we begin to transform the space in the Midtown Global Market so that we can house With Radical Love & Fierce Resistance Radio, our new neighborhood micro-broadcasting platform. Basically it’s a barn raising… for a radio station.
We have some ideas of how we’d like to build the space out, but we’d love your input as we transform the shop, creating a DJ booth, lounge, and new entrance.
What’s more, we want to tell you about what the future holds and how you can take part. Become a DJ at the station, tell us about your ideas for new, free printed projects to circulate around the neighborhood, and hear about the new parallel space we’ll soon inhabit, just down the Greenway from the MGM, which we’re calling Assembly (more on that soon).
Bring some tools if you got’em and ideas on how you want to get involved.
Radio days are coming to Beyond Repair very soon. Got a program you want to organize? Get ready for W R/L F/R (With Radical Love & Fierce Resistance Radio).
The Ross Art Museum asked Sam to contribute a project in response to the election which will begin in time for the Inauguration and run for six months. Keeping with Beyond Repair’s desire for a “deep local” practice, any projects that happens outside the 9th Ward needs to be, in some fashion, reciprocal, providing a meaningful exchange with the work going on at the shop and in the neighborhood.
With these desires in mind we’ve developed, in collaboration with Derek Maxwell and Public Address, W R/L F/R Radio, a networked radio project that builds its programming off the phrase “With Radical Love & Fierce Resistance.” Taking all interpretations of that phrase into account – from discussions on creative direct action, such as this beautiful moment from yesterday’s hearing on the appointment of Jeff Sessions’ for Attorney General to deep cuts of Alice Coltrane – W R/L F/R Radio provides a holistic and critical space for ideas and people to meet. Available streaming online, as well as broadcast over FM anywhere anyone would like to set up their own transmitter, W R/L F/R Radio existing in the ether, and is reflected on the ground, manifesting in broadcasts which broaden a social landscape of solidarity, support, and transformation, node by node, across the USA.
The images below will welcome guests into the Ross Art Museum as window decals, and a flag, which will be displayed directly outside the museum’s entrance.
Over the course of the installation students, teachers, staff, and locals are invited to submit program suggestions to be broadcast on W R/L F/R Radio.