Dec 2nd, 2021
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.
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.)
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)
*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)
January Week of Action to Demand: #CancelStudentDebt https://actionnetwork.org/forms/sign-up-to-join-our-cancel-student-debt-week-of-action/
Resources for Artists, Activists, and Archivists (compiled by April in their thesis)
- Joan Mitchell Foundation Professional Development & Resources for Artists
- NFPF Grants
- SAADA (South Asian American Digital Archive) Family Album – Getting Started: Preservation Guide for your Personal Archive
- Smithsonian Institution Archives – How to Do Oral History Guide
- Starting an Artist Interview Program: Hard-Earned Lessons on Best Practices by Tim Lillis and Erica Gangsei
- Volunteer Lawyers for The Arts - New York
- Witness – Activists’ Guide to Archiving Video
- XFR Collective
EAI - Electronic Arts Intermix
VDB - Video Data Bank