Friday, March 29, 2013


COUNTER NARRATIVE SOCIETY (CNS) a.k.a Mabel Negrete and Abel Alfaro, are a Chilean born duo of artist-researchers and activists from San Francisco, California who graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a master of science in art, culture and technology. CNS was founded in 2007 in the city of San Francisco C. CNS initiates and researches counter narratives about bio-power, urbanism, culture and technology. Their recent projects, under the guise of the Invisible Punishing Machine have focused around the idea of mass punishment. In their performances, multimedia installations, tactical objects and multifaceted projects, CNS uses a practice that they call Paradoxical Remedies to “playfully counteracts undesirable and traumatic conditions by creating sometimes difficult emotional, anomalous situations.” Currently they live in the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and are working on a series of projects with local anti-prison grass-root organizations to deal with the effects of mass incarceration and understand the historical institutions of social control that gave birth to modern ideas about freedom, justice, and penitence. Website:

CNS' calendar is here.

Download the press release here.

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