Monday, August 26, 2013

do you see clearly? gil scott heron on warren g in 94

I never realized how awesome this video was even though I always loved the song.


cf. kanye black skinhead @

I could be wrong but here is the end of apartheid being compared to getting out of the game??? @

Good on Warren G for quoting "bicentennial Blues by Gil Scott-Heron. Yesss.

Friday, August 23, 2013

on first class aspirations to be lower class (or low-class-shaped)

Check out this Whitney Audioguide & Stieglitz's own journal entry about his famous work Steerage. It's immigrants leaving America to go to Germany, by the way.
Stieglitz found himself looking at the low-class deck called the steerage (full of immigrants):
"There were men and women and children on the lower deck of the steerage. I longed to escape from my surroundings and join them. Round straw hat, the funnel leaning left, the stairway leaning right, round shapes of iron machinery...I saw a picture of shapes, and underlying that, the feeling I had about life."
On second listen I'm not sure if he wants to be among the lower class or just is fascinated by their shapes, as an artist.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

hot damn seattle!

Exhibit A
Under My Skin: Artists Explore Race in the 21st Century

On display May 10 to November 17, 2013
Exhibit B
The NAAM's upcoming community response forum on Trayvon Martin soon!...details TBD, stay tuned!
Exhibit C
RACE: Are We So Different? On Exhibition September 28, 2013 - January 5, 2014

yuri kochiyama

nice story npr!!!

even cooler lady featured in the story of course.

I first learned about Kochiyama from this documentary about Kochiyama and also Angela Davis.