Las Antillas para los Antillanos considers Puerto Rican nationalist Ramon Emeterio Betances’ call – Antilles for the Antilleans – for the foundation of the Antillean Federation to proclaim the independence of the Caribbean countries. The project is a collective of material contributions by Caribbean artists and other cultural producers. A selection of material contributions from the projects first iteration is now housed at Los Angeles Contemporary Archives (LACA).
Molly Surazhsky – Mashacare
Mashacare: Home of the Freaks, Misfits, & Weirdos
This Lookbook draws upon the Mashacare SS19 Collection and uses sci-fi narratives to construct an imaginary floating city named after Surazhsky’s Babushka, Masha. Mashacare exists in a post-glacial future that Molly Surazhsky has created and fashioned clothing for, as a way to envision the inhabitants of a matriarchal and post-capitalist reality.
Text contributions by Scott Benzel, Hailey Loman, and Serena Aurora Day Himmelfarb.
Design by Síta Valrún.$
Lúcia Prancha – Bread Story
Bread Story: Some research for an oncoming film, 2019
Based on the script “The Bread-King Learns to Bake Bread” by Bertolt Brecht (1898–1956) and Prancha’s experiences with LA baker Roxana Jullapat. The concurrent narratives of Brecht and Jullapat create the structure for the book and the film.
The book consolidates research into ideas of American labor and production from 1941 to today and functions as an unconventional script for the film in progress. The series of printed materials uses LACA’s Risograph printing technique to mass produce an iteration of the original book in order to disseminate information and participate in a level of production associated with propaganda and consumerism.
Edition of 25+5 A.P.$
Impetu No.1 – Tianguis Místico
Impetu No.1 brings together work by a group of Los Angeles-born and raised Latinx-Xicanx artists, illustrators, and researchers, invited by LACA to experiment with collectivity and fugitivity to contribute to new forms of cultural imagery. The group consists of Geani Sanabria, Yair Sarmiento, Rosalinda Meza, Aaron Edmundo, Ezequiel Olvera, Pablo Fernando, Efren Landeros, and Eduardo Robles.
The quarterly magazine will explore themes and concepts initiated through informal discussion, affective exchange, workshops, and risographic printing sessions. For issue No.1 Tianguis Místico, the collective’s subjective pluralities constellate notions of self-nurture, futurity, cosmology, transcendence, and eroticism through compulsive détournement, drug-induced scribbling, meditative jotting, lucid drawing, and satire cartooning.$
An effort to make LACA internal documents public. LACA Books include:
Blueprint drawings of LACA
Internal Roles Chart
Deed of Gift
Community Reading Group Bookmark
LACA Jingle Score
Emergency Contact List
Oral History Mission
Oral History Consent Form
Oral History Interviewer/Interviewee trust chart
Hoard Inagural Essay
Personal Archives 01$