Brad Hamers

Art as a paradigm shifting tactic.

Al Límite Liminal Archive

Al Límite Liminal Archive - Act I: This is the End - PrologueBorn between a pandemic and an uprisingAn international collaboration and co-created performanceWith text by artists from around the globeForged in the virtual realm and bubbling up from the surface into the streetsAl Límite, un colectivo de artistas que están al límite, who reject borders, prisons and state repression, and seek liberation and justice for all people so that every voice can be heard and expressed fully. We are at the limit.In the spirit of anarchist co-creation e rebelião, the Liminal Archive is a collection of our discontents and our spells for reinvigoration of Earth and humanity.We are happy to announce our first project by the collective, Al Límite.



ACT 1 (This is the End). Scene 9
For the next three weeks our new experimental performance collective, Al Límite, will be posting artistic responses to collected texts from artists from around the world, all responding to the same prompts. This week is from the section: "This is the End of.."
This piece is a song made in ONE DAY by Brad Hamers @bradhamers , captured on video by @jdaugh
The piece is inspired by the text of Alex Campbell who is currently a political prisoner at Rikers Island.
“THIS IS THE END OF... ...the early weird years.”
Music & Vocals by: Brad Hamers
The lyrics are from a poem titled, Twisted in the Cord (Delete Heard ‘round the World) from Brad’s upcoming book, The Humming Prole.
Video by: JDaugh
This is the end of... This is the continuation of... This is the beginning of...
Over the course of the next few weeks, our collective invites anyone who wishes to respond to the text with a micro-art piece of their own. Check out the link on the Al Límite page to select your favorite text from over 40 artists around the world to use in your own piece. To add to the archive, post your pieces using: #AlLímiteLiminalArchive

ACT 2 (The Continuation), Scene 2:
This piece is a hand-cut paper collage and a micro-ambient headphone score made by @bradhamers (Brad Hamers)
(video editing by JDaugh)
With @allimitecollective we’ve been creating micro-art pieces inspired by text gathered from artist friends around the world. From our next Act: “This is the Continuation of...” I chose the words of wonderful Italian artist @elena_griggio (Elena Griggio) :
“This is the continuation of the act of drinking, of swimming, of letting go. what was before frightening us to death is now nourishing.”
Please join us in this collaborative experiment and create your own micro-art piece in any medium. Start by choosing text from Act 1 or 2 on our website:

Al Límite Liminal Archive:
Act III - The Beginning. Scene 8
(sound on!) Hand-cut paper collage by Brad Hamers- Sound Score by Brad Hamers
Inspired by a line of text from Trang Thaii :“This is the beginning of another day”
Poem by Brad Hamers :the dried blood of history micro-chipping off an infinite windshield  sign along dotted sky
...We invite you to create a micro-art piece in any medium in response to the collected text (CLICK HERE) and hashtag #alllímiteliminalarchive