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Means of Production: Sound, Silence, and Process with Guillermo Galindo & Raven Chacon
June 25th, 2020

Join Fillip and artists Guillermo Galindo and Raven Chacon on Thursday, June 25, at 7pm for free, online Means of Production workshop.

Reflecting on the current socio-political moment from California and New Mexico respectively, Galindo and Chacon will discuss sound and silence as a means and method for engaged artistic production.

Recent projects by both artists—Chacon’s Manifest Destiny opera Sweet Land, produced in collaboration with The Industry this past March, and Galindo’s monumental Border Cantos project, produced in collaboration with photographer Richard Misrach, and Echo Exodus project for documenta 14—reveal ways in which sound can be used to explore memory and lived experience. In this conversation, Galindo and Chacon will unpack the concept of a score and performance, discussing ways sound can function as weapon, instruments can become totemic sculptures, and silence offers a tool for (non)violent engagement.

About the Series

Means of Production is an occasional series of free, theoretical workshops investigating the material conditions of contemporary artistic practice. Organized alongside our Reading Group series, these ongoing workshops address issues of labour, infrastructure, and production in a small, seminar-style environment.

About the Artists
  • Guillermo Galindo is a Post-Mexican composer and artist currently based in San Francisco. Galindo’s artistic practice emerges at the crossroads of instrumental composition, live improvisation, and ritual, redefining the conventional limits between between art, politics, spirituality, and social awareness. His work has been shown at documenta 14, the CTM Festival (Berlin), and the High Line (NY, forthcoming) and has been featured on BBC Outlook, NHK World, Radio Télévision Suisse, NPR, and CBC, and in Art in America and the New York Times.
  • Raven Chacon is a composer, performer and installation artist currently based in Albuquerque, NM. Chacon’s work as solo or as a member of Postcommodity, has been shown at The Kennedy Center, Whitney Biennial, and documenta 14, among many others. Chacon has taught hundreds of students to write string quartets as part of the Native American Composer Apprenticeship Project and is the recipient of the American Academy’s Berlin Prize for Music Composition.
Event History
2020
  1. Moyra Davey: Two Hot Horses
  2. Penny Slinger: Exorcisms
  3. E.S.P.: New Mineral Collective
  4. Means of Production: Sound, Silence, and Process with Guillermo Galindo & Raven Chacon
  5. Online Screening: Postmodern Times
  6. Means of Production: Community and the Work of Unworking with Am Johal
2019
  1. Means of Production: (In)consequential Thinking with Jacquelyn Zong-Li Ross
  2. E.S.P.: BeDevil
  3. Launch: Supplement 5: Mr. Peanut Summit
  4. E.S.P.: Ecologies
  5. Reading Group: Rebecca La Marre in Conversation with Tiziana La Melia
  6. Reading Group: The Culture Game with Patrick Cruz
  7. David Reinfurt: A *New* Program for Graphic Design
  8. E.S.P.: Visible Language Workshop
  9. Means of Production: Value Systems with Sarah Williams
  10. Stagelessness with Grupa o.k.
  11. E.S.P.: Visual Fields
2018
  1. Means of Production: On the Difficult with Jaclyn Bruneau
  2. Means of Production: Living as an Artist with Eli Bornowsky
  3. Means of Production: W.A.G.E. with Andrea Fraser
  4. Kandis WIlliams: Reproduction is Not a Metaphor
  5. Andrea Fraser: Museums, Money and Politics
  6. Means of Production: How to Make a Book with Steidl
  7. Means of Production: Photography as Tool with Winfried Heininger
  8. Listening Group: VWAM
  9. Means of Production: Research with Mercedes Eng
  10. Means of Production: Criticism with Steffanie Ling
  11. Reading Group: A History of Resistance with Grace Ndiritu
  12. Means of Production: Printing with Brick Press
  13. Reading Group: On Kathy Acker
  14. Chris Kraus on Kathy Acker
2017
  1. Reading Group: Nathan Crompton on Utopias
  2. Reading Group: Antonia Pinter
  3. Listening Group: The Red Krayola
  4. Supplement Launch: Berlin
  5. V-Girls: The Question of Manet's Olympia
  6. Hotel Theory Reader: Vancouver Launch
2016
  1. Reading Group: Zanna Gilbert
  2. Mr. Peanut Summit
  3. Reading Group: Grant Arnold
  4. Reading Group: Martine Syms
2015
  1. John C. Welchman: Joseph Kosuth's The Second Investigation in Vancouver
  2. SWARM XVI: Fillip, Punk 'til You Punk
  3. Eternal Network
2014
  1. Fillip Office Open House!
  2. Fillip 19 Launch and Screening
2013
  1. Slide Shows at X Marks the Bökship
  2. Institutions by Arists Launch at Et al.
  3. Intangible Economies at Artists Space
2012
  1. Institutions by Artists
  2. Intangible Economies at Art Berlin Contemporary
  3. Sumi Ink Club
  4. Grouper: Sleep
  5. Robert Ashley Speaking Thru Will Holder
  6. Fillip 16: Berlin Launch
  7. Fillip 16: Toronto Launch
  8. Pa/per View Art Book Fair
  9. It's a Book, It's a Stage, It's a Public Place
  10. Destroy All Monsters Screening
  11. Fillip at ARCO Experts Forum
2011
  1. Intangible Economies
  2. Quiz Night
  3. David Horvitz: Room 129
  4. Recent Publications
  5. Of Times Recent and Distant
  6. Secondary Information: The Persistence and Absence of Criticism
2010
  1. The AAAARG Library
  2. Everything is Dangerous
  3. Fillip 12 Now Available
  4. Unter dem Motto
  5. International Chilliwack Biennial
  6. Motto Storefront: Ooga Booga
  7. Motto Storefront: Working Format
  8. Motto Storefront: Metahaven
  9. Motto Storefront: Oscar Tuazon
  10. Motto Storefront: Andjeas Ejiksson
  11. Motto Storefront: Avalanche Launch and Screening
  12. Motto Storefront: Rob Giampietro
  13. Motto Storefront: Stuart Bailey
  14. Motto Storefront
  15. John C. Welchman on Paul McCarthy’s Pirate Project
  16. David Horvitz Artist Talk
  17. Mark Manders: Window with Fake Newspapers and Traducing Ruddle
  18. Getting Something Into One's Head
2009
  1. Autogestion Book Launch
  2. Fillip Library and Reading Room Launch
  3. Fillip Summer Sale
  4. Corinn Gerber of Passenger Books
  5. Stockholm and Berlin Launches
  6. David Horvitz of ASDF
  7. Montréal Launch and Collaboration
  8. Issue Nine Vancouver Launch
  9. Judgment and Contemporary Art Criticism
  10. Fillip Review Panel: February 2009
2008
  1. Vancouver Launch of Two Artist Multiples
  2. The Apartment Inhabits the Fillip Studio
  3. Nick Thurston of Information as Material
  4. Rotterdam Dialogues: The Critics
  5. Fillip Review Panel: October 2008
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