AUGUST WINDOW ARTIST: SARAH SAMWAYS
"Standing in the Reign with Birds," (2018) : 50 Twitter Birds, 13 Stripes, 45 Party Streamers, 1 Tiny Umbrella
This is a piece about frustration of Trumpian proportions and finding little respite. It is a reminder to not be distracted by the razzle dazzle lest you miss some crucial details.
daniella is back from oregon with some work to show
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august saw an ephemeral video shrine, international zine fair, mini comix, hot dice, mimosa flower, phosphorescent plankton. next: a paper device for believing in another year on earth
currently reading: opening and closing statements from the zapatista women's "first international gathering of politics, art, sports and culture of women who struggle"
point of fashion: "six dogs for protection"
current obsession: the atlantic ocean, histories, symbolic weight of;
One of the first things Cyndi made after suddenly transferring to art school. [models: merl &g] Not as nostalgic as she used to be, but nothing to think about but memories while in the hospital. For "if your everyday life seems poor, don't blame it; blame yourself; admit to yourself that you are not enough of a poet to call forth its riches; because for the creator there is no poverty and no poor, indifferent place. And even if you found yourself in some prison, whose walls let in none of the world's sound - wouldn't you still have your childhood, that jewel beyond all price, that treasure house of memories?" -rilke
Back to the free (?) world, Cyndi continues low-stim adult coloring with ugly flowers (anything goes).
[A Look at Art. Get Paid. critic takes in a room at the RISD Museum. Photo by Jay Simple]
Look at Art. Get Paid. has officially embarked on a six-month residency as part of this year's Philadelphia Area Creative Collaborative!
After an six-hour meeting with our team–Political Economist Craig Borowiak, filmmaker John Muse, and Philadelphia Area Coorperative Alliance director Jamila Medley– we now have a (still abstract) abstract.
'After Work: Seeing Race in Grassroots Economies' brings together local cooperatives, social practice artists, and Haverford faculty and students in Political Science and Visual Studies to map and unpack how the aesthetics, practices, and structures of institutions reinforce white supremacy–in spite of stated commitments to racial and economic justice. The burden of educating white-led, multiracial organizations about racialized practices typically falls on people of color, who often do this labor outside the workday without recognition or pay. What would it look like if this labor were clocked and paid– even for just a day? How might such interventions change how white-led organizations "see" race and racial injustice? Could staged reconfigurations of power and money lead to sustained shifts? 'After Work' looks to the myriad ways that communities of color have held, do hold, and can hold the institutions that serve them accountable to imagine and prototype more just configurations of money and power.
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A friend recently sent me an image of a vending machine she found on Craigslist while searching for soft serve machines. I immediately recognized the design of the vending machine's front panel as the same as that from the set of Grey's Anatomy's cafeteria—an oversaturated image of a waterfall in a lush forest . . .
⁘ ᴄᴀᴛʜᴇᴅʀᴀʟ, a public bathroom on your cell phone, is nearing completion. Please follow our Instagram account for updates.
Greta beat the claw machine twice this month. She's working on retelling myths and video installations.
Ink Drawings on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fataleggs
Guess she's still doing these things. And working on Wedding Cake House, which is endless and sometimes involves stumps and tree roots - mushrooms accidentally growing inside, disappearing pumpkins. Never felt so crazy as when blasting a heat gun in the sun today, but if you don't have muscles, nothing like heat to loosen the bolt.
Bonedust, Fruit of the Ash (2007 – 2017) is coming out on Annihilvs October 20th.
This release Bundle includes a cassette edition, a t-shirt, a one-sided, picture disc, lathe-cut 7inch single, and a copy of the digipak CD-R.
Over ten years in the making, Bonedust is joined by vocalists Rebecca Mitchell (WHORE PAINT, HOUSE RED), Maralie Armstrong-Rial (HUMANBEAST, VALISE), Natalja Kent (QUERENT) and vocalist/performer René Greene (NEVE RENE).
Get pre-orders here