Posts Tagged ‘ culture ’

Modernity is an Imperial Crime | furbirdsqueerly

For the past three weeks, activists have gathered every Friday at a plaza across from the Museum of Modern Art to demand a “post-MoMA future” wherein the interests of communities are prioritized over the desires of billionaire museum donors. These protests, called “pop-up deoccupations” in the activists’ parlance — have so far been tame, focusing on “speakouts” and performances while keeping a measured distance from the museum’s entrance. But this might change next Friday, April 30, as the activists plan to escalate their protests and bring them into MoMA’s halls.

To read the full article to find out what is going on please go to HERE.

This article rings true in what some of us in Hartford Ct. are trying to accomplish with the local museum The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art surrounding the big three, Wadsworth, Colt, and J.P Morgan.

Source: Modernity is an Imperial Crime | furbirdsqueerly

Zeitgeist Spam: An extract from Levi R Bryant, “A World Is Ending”, from a feature called LOCKDOWN THEORY at Identities Journal

Everywhere there is an absence of toilet paper. Lacan taught us that the symptom is structured like a language, that it speaks, that it expresses a message or a series of signifiers. It is odd that toilet paper, of all things, should have been that which people hoarded. It is as if at some level they registered the earth that rumbles beneath the world, that renders the world possible, and chose a thing that marks the intersection of nature and culture to say what they did not have words to say. We spoke through a symptom. – Levi R Bryant

Source: Zeitgeist Spam: An extract from Levi R Bryant, “A World Is Ending”, from a feature called LOCKDOWN THEORY at Identities Journal

3. #16 | resistance poems | Verse

A border, like race, is a cruel fiction
Maintained by constant policing, violence
Always threatening a new map. It takes
Time, lots of people’s time, to organize
The world this way. & violence. It takes more
Violence. Violence no one can confuse for
Anything but violence. So much violence
Changes relationships, births a people
They can reason with. These people are not
Us. They underestimate the violence.
It’s been awhile. We are who we are
To them, even when we don’t know who we
Are to each other & culture is a
Record of us figuring that out.

Source: 3. #16 | resistance poems | Verse

“You Make the Culture” by Amy King | Academy of American Poets

You Make the Culture

Amy King

The words became librarians, custodians of people
I looked for on the bridge.
I forgot my own face.
I read the book backwards, and
I painted your name in lace
(I drink only the milk of script as beer).
I dislocate all gallery aesthetics,
I carry keys for Baltimore and
Go where no one is my name.
I wish I could sculpt a healing street
from a blanket of guns. The way the sun drops
behind a one-armed cop & we default
to believing in voices. This is the trough of sleep
we draw from. Even gravity works at night.
If I pull your speech on the carpet of impossibility,
will you speak this immediate need for movement?
The immediate need of not drowning in public?
I will walk with the sharks of our pigments
if that’s what inconclusive data requires,
until we leave rooms that hold us apart.
What you see as a small minority, I see
as closer to liberatory. Nothing comes from the center
that doesn’t break most everything in parts.
I break bread with the handwriting of words.
Nothing of appearance is always an illusion.
Lend me your book when you finish
writing it. I’ll be the first to fill in its spaces.

You Make the Culture by Amy King

Terence McKenna – You Matter

Björk | Ecology Without Nature

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Björk  Photograph: Rex Features

Björk | Ecology Without Nature

city drop off story by Katie Yates | Cowbird

 

other side of the drop off, husband who likes the city, proximity to culture, whereas I prefer a field, lack of complexity, no need to mow, to rope off the living room so the children won’t ruin the furniture, where a cup of tea is the even, a skein of yarn, a new loaf of bread kind of a morning, underscored wisdom, relentless blends of truth.

city drop off story by Katie Yates.

TOM CLARK: Wrapped in cellophane and isolated from everything great

 

Winchester Bay, Oregon: photo by Austin Granger, 24  October 2013

TOM CLARK: Wrapped in cellophane and isolated from everything great.

McDonald’s closing all restaurants in Bolivia as nation rejects fast food :: Natural News

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McDonald’s closing all restaurants in Bolivia . . .

Alfred Corn / An Oklahoman in New York: The Collected Writings of Joe Brainard | the the poetry blog

Alfred Corn | An Oklahoman in New York: The Collected Writings of Joe Brainard | the the poetry blog.