Opposite Day began shortly after election day, 2016, to counter-balance threats to information platforms. This publication includes writings found on social media: an efficient and perverted tool that is under surveillance, rife with false reporting, while also essential for individual expression and for calls to political resistance. As an annual publication, Opposite Day will serve as a record of its time, and is founded on the idea that archived analyses of the present will inform future decisions, like the ones that lead to the 2016 presidential election.
O.D. includes essays and articles by artists, writers, and the creative community, in reaction to the current US administration. Alongside long-form articles are printed social media posts that reflect the oppositional tone of their moment. Elevating a community's public posts to print, O.D. crystalizes thoughts which dearly need a trustworthy place to land.
OPPOSITE DAY (2ND EDITION)
On December 18th, 2017, a release event for the second edition of Opposite Day was held at AGENCY, a gallery in Brooklyn, NY, with a participatory, microcosmic time-marking work called What Time. Participants were invited to make rubbings of a handless clock, the numbers of which are etched in a marble slab. As each rubbing is completed, participants added drawn-in clock's hands to indicate the hour and minute of completion. The resulting collection of rubbings/drawings are incremental indicators of labor and collaboration.
photos by Guy Ben-Ari