Archive for June, 2017

Rebecca Solnit: The Loneliness of Donald Trump | Literary Hub

Once upon a time, a child was born into wealth and wanted for nothing, but he was possessed by bottomless, endless, grating, grasping wanting, and wanted more, and got it, and more after that, and …

Source: Rebecca Solnit: The Loneliness of Donald Trump | Literary Hub

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Khadija Saye – Dwelling: in this space we breathe

Dwelling: in this space we breathe is a series of wet plate collodion tintypes that explores the migration of traditional Gambian spiritual practices and the deep rooted urge to find solace within a higher power. This series of tintypes were produced with artist, Almudena Romero.

Currently exhibited at the Diaspora Pavilion during the 57th Venice Biennale.
 
Diaspora Pavilion
 

Palazzo Pisani S Marina,

Venice.

13 May – 26 November 2017

Wet plat collodion tintype african spritual portraits

Source: Khadija Saye – Dwelling: in this space we breathe

Khadija Saye: artist on cusp of recognition when she died in Grenfell | UK news | The Guardian

Khadija Saye, who has been named as a victim of the Grenfell Tower fire, had met with an influential gallery director only a day before her death. Photograph: Daffyd Jones/PA

Work of Khadija Saye, who died in Wednesday’s fire, was being exhibited at Venice Biennale and had caught eye of influential director

Source: Khadija Saye: artist on cusp of recognition when she died in Grenfell | UK news | The Guardian

Against the Couple-Form | LIES Journal

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“In this pathetic, stillborn world, we do have feelings. Sometimes we look at someone and think we are in love with them. We must crush the illusion that romance is or will be an avenue for liberation. We must divest from romantic relationships as means through which we might access a better world than this one. In realizing that their economies and conventions are part and parcel of the continuing soft disaster of our lives, we will leave behind all hitherto existing couples. New and perhaps unknown forms of feminist organizing present the only possible frontier for love.

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Make love. Anything can be sex. The body is rich and varied in its parts and sensations. So many ecstasies have yet to be felt. Get away from the genital organisation of ‘sexuality.’

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Construct autonomous feminist spaces where women produce their own action and discourse. Banish the mediation by men of relationships between women. Prevent a single relationship from alienating oneself from the processes that contribute to liberation and the abolition of capitalism and patriarchy. Let no single bond stand in the way of friendship, organizing, and advancing the interests of the class.

CLÉMENCE X. CLEMENTINE AND ASSOCIATES FROM THE INFINITE VENOM GIRL GANG
Against the Couple-Form

 

Source: Against the Couple-Form | LIES Journal

Now: The Invisible Committee | Autonomies

It’s useless to wait-for a breakthrough, for the revolution, the nuclear apocalypse or a social movement. To go on waiting is madness. The catastrophe is not coming, it is here. We are already situated within the collapse of a civilization. It is within this reality that we must choose sides.

The Invisible Committee, The Coming Insurrection

Source: Now: The Invisible Committee | Autonomies

BOMB Magazine — Building Blocks of Noise by Ben Tripp

Source: BOMB Magazine — Building Blocks of Noise by Ben Tripp

Have we been taught poetry all wrong? | PBS NewsHour

I Wake Up Before the Machine
By Matthew Zapruder

I wake up before the machine
made of all the choices
we are together not making
lights up this part of Oakland
it’s dark so I can imagine
another grid humming in the east
already people are deciding
I lie in the western
pre-decision darkness and almost
hear that silent voice
saying go down there
the coffee needs you
to place it in the device
its next form will help you remember
daylight is coming
but dreams do not go away
they just move off and change
your mind is a tree
on a little hill
surrounded by grasses
that look up and say
father wind
loves moving through you

 

Poet Matthew Zapruder say that we are too often asked to find the “hidden meanings” in poems, as if a poem is a riddle.

Source: Have we been taught poetry all wrong? | PBS NewsHour