Thursday, October 11, 2007

Anti-Factory RESTOCK! Autumn Upon Us!

Yay! After long last, a slew of new stuff: cashmere sweaters, hoodies, roomy pockets, and more! It's been wayyyy too long and I'm happy to have new designs and items available for perusal :)

...and yes, it's been a keee-razy summer! lots of travel, funtimes, and changes. Will fill you in on all the details in the near future!


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Thursday, October 04, 2007

back from the beyond!

Whoa! Where has all the time gone? And where, oh where, have I been, you may be asking? The summer was filled with so much travelling and art project-related things that the Anti-Factory store took a hiatus from being restocked and tended to. That will change soon! I'm in the process of making a ton of new stuff (sweaters, yum! little jackets! yum!). That sort of ilk. I know it sucks to be gone from Anti-Factory for so long, but I really needed to pull this other stuff together :)

BUT! I got back from a 2-week trip to Istanbul for the show "Hackers and Haute Couture Heretics," curated by Otto Von Busch at Garanti Gallery. It was an amazing experience and you can catch up on photos and the project statement on Otto's Selfpassage website:

An excerpt from the curatorial statement:

"It has become commonplace to describe the world as shifting from an industrial mode to a network ), something we can also perceive in the fashion world. Namely, fashion has moved from a Paris-centered to a globally distributed system. This shift also influences the strategies of counter-culture movements as they change from dialectic strategies of opposition, subvertising and sabotage to engage in negotiations, social entrepreneurship and clever modulation of flows in everyday consumerism. This transformation can be compared to how heretic movements in opposition to the centralized Vatican interpretation of the Bible have moved from atheism and objections of faith to a liberation theology, using faith as a force for social change.
The “Hackers and Haute Couture Heretics” exhibition investigates how hacking, shopdropping, and craftivism are tactics used in the outskirts of fashion. The artists and designers taking part in the exhibition propose new ways of operating within the fashion system, reverse engineer the system in order to find ways to practically hack it. These artists and designers are not subverting fashion as much as subconstructing it, tuning it, and making its subroutines run in new ways..."

gallery view of counterfeiting crochet projects in progress

towards a handmade gucci bag, with images of burberry ipod cases to be made in the future...

me -n- Otto showing off our gucci counterfeits in progress...

I also went to the Istanbul Biennial and had a great time seeing the awesome art. Will report back more on this later. For now just wanted to say that I'm still alive and kicking! Goodbye summer, it was great having you around :)

Hang tight for new Anti-Factory inventory!

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Monday, July 16, 2007

Galleon Trade show opens in Manila, Philippines, July 24!

I'm leaving tomorrow night for almost three weeks for this awesome thing... Ten other artist friends of mine are going out, too, so we're a-gonna have a raucously good time in the Philippines all together. Helllloooooo Third World, place of my birth!

Galleon Trade show goes to Manila!

Galleon Trade is a series of international arts exchange projects, focusing on the Philippines, Mexico, and California. Taking the historic Acapulco-Manila galleon route as its metaphor of origin, these exhibitions seek to create new routes of cultural exchange along old routes of commerce and trade.

July 24 to August 16, 2007
An international exhibition spread over three galleries in Metro Manila, Philippines
organized by Jenifer Wofford

Featuring Works by Mike Arcega, Eliza O. Barrios, Enrique Chagoya, Jaime Cortez, Reanne Estrada, Richard Godinez, Julio Cesar Morales, Gina Osterloh, Johanna Poethig, Stephanie Syjuco, Megan Wilson, and Jenifer Wofford

for details:

Gallery Openings:
July 24: opening at Mag:net Cafe High Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
July 26: opening at Green Papaya Art Projects, Quezon City
July 28: opening at Gallery Katipunan, Quezon City

Related Events:
July 25: 3-6pm
Panel discussion
Pontifical University of Santo Tomas, Espana, Manila

Filipino American Writers & Scholars Lecture Series,
The event will be additionally sponsored by the UST VARSITARIAN.
Roundtable speakers: Jenifer Wofford, Galleon Trade curator; Lucy Burns, scholar-participant, UCLA; May Datuin, scholar-participant, UP-Diliman; Megan Wilson, artist-participant; Jaime Cortez, artist-participant; additional participant TBA.

July 27: 4:30-6:30pm
KRITIKA KULTURA Lecture Series. Reception to follow.
Ateneo De Manila University

Roundtable speakers: Jenifer Wofford, Galleon Trade curator; Eric Reyes, scholar-participant; Norberto Roldan, curator, Green Papaya Arts Projects; Johanna Poethig, artist-participant; Stephanie Syjuco, artist-participant

Galleon Trade is a series of international arts exchange projects, focusing on the Philippines, Mexico, and California. Taking the historic Acapulco-Manila galleon route as its metaphor of origin, these exhibitions seek to create new routes of cultural exchange along old routes of commerce and trade.

Galleon Trade should not be seen as a single exhibition: it is entirely about reciprocity and gathering momentum, to create a road map that will make future arts alliances and exchanges like this much easier. Starting in Manila, but continuing to California, Mexico and beyond, Galleon Trade will facilitate further discussions between artists, curators, gallerists and scholars from all 3 places to explore strategies for sustainable exchange.

Galleon Trade I comes to the Mag:net Galleries in Metro Manila, Philippines, from July 24 to August 16 2007. The Luggage Store Gallery will host Galleon Trade II for 2008, which will bring Mexican and Filipino artists to California. Galleon Trade III sails for Mexico for in 2008/2009.

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Saturday, July 14, 2007

==> Anti-Factory: Last chance in July!

The Anti-Factory store will be closing for vacation after this weekend, so it's the last chance to pick up any items for a whole month! A few new dresses and hoodies are in stock (along with a sweet cotton sweater), so come take a look before the store closes...

Please note that payments and purchases finalized by midnight on Sunday, July 15 will be sent off before I leave. Anything that happens after will have to wait until I get back in August!

Last batch for July!

So where am i going, you may ask? I'm heading of to the land of my birth, the Philippines, for a fun group show called Galleon Trade. My friend and compatriot Filipina American Jenifer Wofford has organized a great international exhibition that will examine the linkages of the Philippines, California, and Mexico, via the Spanish galleon trade routes of colonial days. This particular leg features California artists going to Manila and will include exhibitions in three different galleries along with a symposium. Next year, she'll be sending Filipino artists to San Francisco as well as Mexico. Post-globalization in action!

Check it out here: Galleon Trade

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Friday, July 13, 2007

sodafine = so good!

Sodafine of Brooklyn is having an online summer sale! One of the most awesome small-business boutiques in Williamsburg, Erin stocks the store with both eco-friendly and small-scale, handmade items. Check out a bunch of great summer shoes, dresses, and jeans that will make you feel you just stepped into a yum yum festival (whatever that is, it sounds great, no?)! It's quality all the way...


my personal faves:

Breezy Blouse: with a peekaboo back!

Cocoa Cardigan by Tsuyumi

Maiden: Pelagic organic cotton jeans by Loomstate

Ultragirl flocked peeptoe rubber shoes

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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

==> even more items in store!

i'm moving 'em out! a few new hoodies, and some great tops and dresses for the summer :). I'll be leaving town next Tuesday for a few weeks and really want to clear out as much inventory as possible, so i'm posting things online like a mad woman... whew!

mycology fields hoodie!

skylark lacey sweater!

garden stripe top!

crimson nekko dress!

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"Altered States" opens 7/12 at Kala Art Institute!

Yep, I'm a bit slow to tell everyone, but tomorrow night (Thurs) I'm having an opening with Packard Jennings and Scott Kildall as part of our residency program at Kala Art Institute in Berkeley. "Altered States" uses video, animation, and real and virtual space to create alternative visions of the world as we know it...

Smash reality--let's party!

Packard Jennings, Scott Kildall, and Stephanie Syjuco

July 12 - August 18, 2007
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 12, 6-8pm

Kala Art Institute
1060 Heinz Ave (at San Pablo)
Berkeley, CA 94710

"altered states" show at kala art center

The Kala Gallery is proud to present the second of our three-part exhibition series, Residency Projects, featuring work by Packard Jennings, Scott Kildall and Stephanie Syjuco.

Kala Fellowships are awarded annually to eight innovative artists working in installation, video, digital media, printmaking, and book arts. Fellowship artists are selected from a competitive field of applicants from the United States, South America, Europe, Africa, Australia and Asia. Recipient artists receive a financial award and up to six-months residency at Kala’s studio facility followed by an exhibition of their new work.

artist websites:

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Friday, July 06, 2007

Store is open now!

I jumped the gun...the hoodies are on sale NOW (not this weekend), so mosey on by!

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