Self Help Swap! Great Party Idea + a Positive Way to Bond Over Your Favorite Self Help Books (VIDEO)
If you’re in NYC, definitely attend Damali’s Self Help Swap. Also enjoy her videos from her past self help book exchange events! Self-Help Swap is an event that invites participants to swap self-help items with one another or take items at no cost. -aa
Hey Damali, What’s a Self-Help Swap?
Thursday March 28, 2013 6-9 pm. Bring your used books and CDs and trade them in! Or just come get free stuff!
[dropcap]A[/dropcap]mos Eno Gallery is pleased to present Self-Help Swap, an event that invites participants to swap self-help items with one another or take items at no cost. The gathering was developed and presented by damali abrams during her Fellowship at A.I.R. Gallery in 2010 and will now travel a few doors down to Amos Eno.
[dropcap]S[/dropcap]elf-help can be isolating so this performance aims to bring people together into a communal healing experience. Self-Help Swap is an opportunity for the public to trade self-help items they no longer need and take new ones. The public is invited to bring books, magazines, tapes, DVDs or CDs related to finances, health, relationships, abuse, or any form of general self-improvement material.
The performance demonstrates how in these challenging economic times, we do not have to spend a lot of money for self-improvement and that engagement with others can also enhance community building. This communal interaction is based upon historical precedents such as the Black Panthers’ free breakfast programs for children and feminist consciousness-raising groups.
damali abrams is a New York City-based artist working primarily in video. She received her BA at New York University and her MFA at Vermont College of Fine Arts. damali was a 2009-10 A.I.R. Gallery fellowship recipient. Her work has been shown in New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Memphis, New Orleans, Denver, and Miami. In New York City, her work has been exhibited at The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art (MoCADA), A.I.R. Gallery, JCAL, Rush Arts Gallery and BRIC Rotunda Gallery, among others. damali is a member of the women’s artist collective tART and one of the NYC coordinators for The Feminist Art Project. damaliabrams.com
Amos Eno Gallery | 111 Front Street Suite 202, Brooklyn, NY 11201 | F train to York St. or A train to High St. | 718.237.3001 | Wed Thru Sat 12-6 | AmosEno.org
I am a video & performance artist . I also perform live readings from written diaries that I have been keeping since childhood. My mediums include self-help, social networking and cable access television.
I produce a weekly series on Manhattan Neighborhood Network called Self-Help TV: Sundays at 1 pm EST