In this version of Class War Store at Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, we envisioned the store as a newsstand, based on the periptero of Greece, focal points of local political debate. With the Occupy movement in full swing, we created a participatory cardboard sign-making clothesline where participants could create signs, a la Occupy Oakland. Our original intention was to mirror the signs between the newsstand and the clothesline at the Occupy Oakland camp, but the brutal destruction of the camp during the exhibition made this project impossible.
Sean Morris performs a poem from his zine, Weapons of Mass Distraction at the opening at Kala Art Institute. In the foreground, a Molotov Candle and Ultimate Manifesto Sets.
View of the newsstand, showing newspapers from Greece, used political books and cartoons, zines, and wheatpaste mix.
View of the newsstand, showing used books, newspapers, copies of the Occupied Oakland Tribune, and zines.
View of the newsstand, showing apples, Molotov cocktails, slingshots, wheatpaste mix, and masks.
View of the newsstand, showing readymade protest signs and cardboard advertisement that reads "Must Haves for the Have Nots."
Side of the cart with cardboard advertising reading "Your Collective Bargaining Market" and "periptero (in Greek)."
Back of the cart, with cardboard sign reading "Overstock for the Underprivileged."
Sign made by a participant hanging from the clothesline.