martes, julio 08, 2014

Jack Halberstam speaks out against triggers and perceived censorship here in "You Are Triggering Me!"

The debate is super interesting no matter where you fall on this topic. And I fall on a different side ever few minutes it seems.

I want to write more about this, but we'll see if I ever get to it.

sábado, junio 14, 2014

Stills from 

miércoles, junio 11, 2014


jueves, mayo 29, 2014

You should be angry. You must not be bitter. Let me show you why. Bitterness is like cancer, it eats upon the host. It doesn't do anything to the object of its displeasure. So use that anger, yes. You write it, you paint it, you dance it, you march it, you vote it, you do everything about it. You talk it. Never stop talking it.

- Maya Angelou to Dave Chappelle in this video:


miércoles, mayo 28, 2014

Yesterday and today I wrote two long posts. And then I decided to remove them.

Years after starting a blog, I still don't know quite what this space is for me. Or what I am to do here.

lunes, mayo 26, 2014

What is the collective emotional investment in a white male artist’s fantasy of black female artistry in a milieu that is overwhelmingly dominated by white money, power, and tradition? Why does that milieu take great pains to mask the reality of white dominance with a fetishistic display of black bodies and style? 

- Coco Fusco. More here.

martes, mayo 20, 2014

Russian as Threat / Русский как угроза

Russian as Threat

On language politics in Ukraine... Can the Russian language threaten the governmental security of Ukraine? Super interesting... With Елена Фанайлова - Может ли угрожать русский язык государственной безопасности Украины?

sábado, mayo 17, 2014

Even the air, the light feels new.
The dark matte finish on the boxcars idling under the freeways.
The freeways spinning wildly above, out of control.
A memory of trees singly and in clusters silhouetted against the orange nightglow.
The man in the loose T-shirt walking by is not aimless; he is headed to the United Pacific lot to gas the cars.
Everywhere work, movement, Cokes.
Cattails in a clump in a depression around the highway supports.
So many words for so many flowering things.
A certain tiredness, joy.
Is description ever a way out of a conundrum?
If not, be cursi if you want, not like anyone is watching.

lunes, mayo 05, 2014

We are on the verge of losing youth’s voices in the same we way lose elders to death; we lose them to displacement; we lose them to the prison industrial complex and the scarcity mindset that kicks in producing a discourse of mine/territoriality which feels similar to Minutemen stalking men, women and children in the U.S.-Mexico desert.  

Don’t come here; this is mine.  

People turn other people into suspects.

- Raquel Gutiérrez on the blog

sábado, abril 19, 2014

When going to art shows stuff starts to feel like work, it's time to stop going for a while.

- A friend Someone I know

lunes, abril 14, 2014

No es contar la verdad oculta de la historia es contar otra versión...

Crear bombas que te pongan la piel china...

Un blog para armar un sueño...

lunes, abril 07, 2014's about the prosperity of the unconscious...

- The Honor Keeper / Lajwanti by director Pushpendra Kumar