Against Participation: Practicing radical social change with Ultra-red

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015  7:30pm–9:30pm iCal

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How do we build leadership within communities of struggle through a cultural practice? This event will examine ideas related to the work of Brian Weil and, in particular, the role of artists engaged in social change. Enjoy food and drink while engaging in an in-depth discussion among artists, organizers, educators, and the Los Angeles members of the international sound art collective Ultra-red. 

About Ultra-red
In the worlds of sound art and modern electronic music, Ultra-red pursue a fragile but dynamic exchange between art and political organizing. Founded in 1994 by two AIDS activists, Ultra-red have over the years expanded to include artists, researchers and organizers from different social movements including the struggles of migration, anti-racism, participatory community development, and the politics of HIV/AIDS. Collectively, the group have produced radio broadcasts, performances, recordings, installations, texts and public space actions. Learn more at

There are a limited number of seats available for this event. Interested students, artists, and activists are asked to contact the Museum at

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Brian Weil, 1979–95: Being in the World, the first career retrospective for an exceptional photographer whose life’s work shed light on insular and otherwise invisible communities during the 1980s and 1990s.