A3BC (Anti-War, Anti-Nuclear and Arts of Block-print Collective) formed in the summer of 2014 in IRREGULAR RHYTHM ASYLUM (IRA).
We were greatly inspired by the potential we observed in the woodblock prints spreading in Southeast Asia and we incorporated skills we learned from them and started making prints ourselves. What makes the approach distinctive are the opportunities created for collaboration, the use of social themes, the chance to take things outside, the horizontal and open organization, and the push for networks across national borders.
We hold meetings in IRA every Thursday night, and in addition to our collaborative work. We also offer lectures to visitors who are interested in learning how to make woodblock prints. We have also traveled to hold on-site exhibitions and workshops for groups involved in the anti-base movement in Okinawa, sit-ins of anti-nuclear groups, and at some musical or cultural events.