036 - HUMAN TRASH DUMP

april vendetta (they/them) explores themes of control, labor, and sexual play through D.I.Y. surveillance to question the human body's physicality and resilience. They are co-founder of HUMAN TRASH DUMP. HUMAN TRASH DUMP is an open digital archive founded in 2015 that invites contributions of audio, text, image, and video files to be hosted and disseminated as material, tools, handbooks, puzzles, and keys. Participant’s stream, download, share, and remix archived fragments to expand collective intimacy. Data is stored in a dump not a cloud.

Contact: humantrashdump@gmail.com

 

Resources

HUMAN TRASH DUMP on archive.org (an imperfect solution due to some censorship issues*)

HUMAN TRASH DUMP is an open digital archive founded in 2015 that invites contributions of audio, text, image, and video files to be hosted and disseminated as material, tools, handbooks, puzzles, and keys. Participants stream, download, share, and remix archived fragments to expand collective intimacy. Data is stored in a dump not a cloud.

Fragmented-Body / Fragmented Archive (this presentation took place during New York Archives Week Symposium hosted by The Archivists Round Table (A.R.T.) of Metropolitan New York on Thursday, October 21st, 2021 at 3:45 PM EST.)

 

  1. vendetta: the fragmented archive

Archival Liberation Vision Board Showcase (presentation took place as part in the Archival Liberation Vision Board Showcase Hosted by the Queens College Student Chapter of the Society of American Archivists & the Archival Technologies Lab. AERI 2021 virtual conference.

Conditions & Possibilities - Organized by Noah Ortega (Artist talk back after a collective/individual public action(s) outside the New York Stock Exchange, 2021)

Action In The Street: A Guide to Performing & Archiving Public Exchange

21s thesis Griess archive copy

thesis part II

*http://www.albatross.website/albatrossartfair (scroll down for human trash dump/april vendetta. Artwork created about being censored and having my personal account locked on the internet archive)

Transgender YouTubers had their videos grabbed to train facial recognition software

NYU dean sends R.E.M. dance video as part of response to students' call for tuition refund

Additional Links

INSTITUTION IS A VERB : A PANOPLY PERFORMANCE LAB COMPILATION (FREE PDF)

Fugitivision TV - One Man: The Liberation Project

Guerilla Open Access Manifesto by Aaron Swartz

The Black Trans Archive - Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley

The Black Trans Archive Is Revolutionizing How We Tell Queer History

One Black Woman’s Path to Librarianship (and Some Advice) - Interview with Gina Murrell

I’m Leaving the Archival Profession: It’s Better This Way by Jarrett M. Drake

Archiving Series: Archiving Through People

We Still Can't Eat Prestige: Lessons from Arts and Cultural Worker Organizing

Artists Against Displacement

Coalition to Protect Chinatown & the Lower East Side

PETITION: Stop Displacement in Lower Manhattan

National Mobilization Against Sweatshops

January Week of Action to Demand: #CancelStudentDebt https://actionnetwork.org/forms/sign-up-to-join-our-cancel-student-debt-week-of-action/

https://debtcollective.org

Resources for Artists, Activists, and Archivists (compiled by April in their thesis)

  • Joan Mitchell Foundation Professional Development & Resources for Artists

joanmitchellfoundation.org/professional-development

  • NFPF Grants

filmpreservation.org/nfpf-grants

  • SAADA (South Asian American Digital Archive) Family Album – Getting Started: Preservation Guide for your Personal Archive

saada.org/familyalbum/resources

  • Smithsonian Institution Archives – How to Do Oral History Guide

siarchives.si.edu/history/how-do-oral-history

  • Starting an Artist Interview Program: Hard-Earned Lessons on Best Practices by Tim Lillis and Erica Gangsei

sfmoma.org/read/starting-artist-interview-program

  • Volunteer Lawyers for The Arts - New York

vlany.org

  • Witness – Activists’ Guide to Archiving Video

archiving.witness.org/archive-guide

  • XFR Collective

xfrcollective.wordpress.com/resources

EAI - Electronic Arts Intermix

VDB - Video Data Bank

 

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