Shaken and Stirred

Aug 29

Javier Pérez - En Puntas

"…If you gathered all of my desires in a bag, I would marvel at the size and hunger of the bag and want that too, and we could talk well into the night about how to slip the bag holding everything into the bag holding everything without dropping a thing, like where else could you fit the sky but the sky?"

- Bob Hicok (via michaelleepoetry)

Aug 11
theparisreview:

“The new national fantasy as related to white conquest of the continent is not that Hollywood Indians accurately portrayed Native Americans. It is that we can ‘know’ the truth without giving anything up. And in fact, it may be the case that we are unable to do otherwise.”
Katie Ryder on the Hollywood Indian
Aug 2

theparisreview:

“The new national fantasy as related to white conquest of the continent is not that Hollywood Indians accurately portrayed Native Americans. It is that we can ‘know’ the truth without giving anything up. And in fact, it may be the case that we are unable to do otherwise.”

Katie Ryder on the Hollywood Indian

Jul 20

Marble and Cheese

Jul 20

5centsapound:

Maïmouna Patrizia Guerresi 

As a photographer, sculptor, and installation artist, ‘Maïmouna’ Patrizia Guerresi reveals unique and authentic sensibilities in her narration of the beauty and subtleties of racial diversity and multiculturalism. Over an established career, she has developed her own symbolism, which combines cosmological and ancestral traditions belonging to various European, African, and Asian cultures. Her personal commitment to Baifall Sufism has led her to produce an aesthetic that is able to bridge time, space and civilisations, as well as figuration and abstraction.

The human body is seen as the nucleus and temple of the soul, a place that houses a delicate, higher awareness; the very conduit for encompassing natural and cosmic forces. More about mysticism than any singular religion, her work is visionary in that it restores those elusive qualities of sacredness and unity in our frequently dehumanising and fragmented contemporary visual world. Her classic iconographic style explores the universality of human experience and reclaims the often hidden nurturing powers of feminine energy. Presented as a kind of free flowing epic, the viewer is left to read the significance of her imagery and quietly meditate on its potential to personally engage with its audience. As if her figures were speaking directly to each one of us.

From her earliest experiments with the physicality and archetypal imprinting of the psyche, through to her latest, evermore metaphoric ‘inner constellations’, Maïmouna insists on a cross-cultural discourse and an expansion of the boundaries that normally dictate our individual attitudes. She invites us to see further and to look deeper – past skin colour, preconceptions, and ethnic landscapes – into the wider paradigm of inclusion. She leads us through apparently simple notions of dimensionality into the exquisite, mystical and fragile complexities of life from within. - Rosa Maria Falvo

(via blackfashion)

Jul 20

Stromae - Papaoutai

(Source: lamusiquefrancaise, via cyanideandpseudophilosophy)

Jul 10

I have been listening and reading David Rakoff for years without ever connecting the dots that all of the stuff I was listening to and looking at was produced by the same person. I didn’t even know what he looked like until this video. Which is a shame because he passed away briefly after is was filmed. That’s a lot of talent to be only half conscious of, check out the video it’s um… good fully very good.

Jun 27

npr:

The Landfill Harmonic: “The world sends us garbage…we send back music.”

(h/t @EmWatson)

Jun 14

Marc Cary - Throw it away