Martha Graham (via monamade)
Joan Didion turned 79 today.
shalom harlow and marc vanderloo photographed by bruce weber for versace f/w 1996
Attention SF experimental film nerds, this project launches Weds Dec 4th:
The Canyon Cinema Pop-Up, is a three week occupation of Kadist Art Foundations storefront space (3285 20th Street in San Francisco, CA) in the heart of San Franciscos Mission district. The initiative presents a broad selection from Canyons deep history, made accessible to the viewing public in the form of a video-library-loan program.
The public is invited to browse through and loan up to three titles from a collection of over 150 DVDs from over 50 artists that showcase the breadth and strengths of Canyon Cinema. Visually modeled on the video rental store, the Canyon Cinema Pop-Up stays true to the aesthetics of Canyons past, while it argues for the relevance and visual experience of film in a networked future.
In the room adjacent to the Pop-up there is a micro-cinema designed to enable visitors to instantly preview some of the works available for loan. It will also be used for the presentation of 16mm screening programs and discussions by local filmmakers and scholars.
Pop-Up Hours: December 4th to December 21st , 2013 | Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 4-8pm.Shared by Ceci Moss, Visual Arts Assistant Curator
O Canada (1970), Joyce Wieland
To make this print, Wieland put on greasy lipstick and pressed her lips onto a clean lithography stone, forming the syllables of the Canadian national anthem. The piece plays with ideas of feminism and nationalism. The “O” in the title is repeated in the shape of the lips, suggesting both fervent patriotism and a kind of eroticism.
"Sensuality does not understand why everyone else is so disturbed by her. As a young girl, she was often scolded for going barefoot." - J. Ruth Gendler, The Book of Qualities
I am a socialist because I believe that socialism will solve the misery of the world — give work to the man who is hungry and idle and at least give to little children the right to be born free … I believe socialism is practical.
You tell me the unemployed are unfit. Under socialism they will not be unfit because they will not be overtaxed. With the idle rich and idle poor working, and the work day 4 hours long, their bodies will grow strong again and their minds sane.
There are so many people in prison who should be out — with their minds and bodies given a chance to grow straight. There are so many out of prison who more deserve to be inside. There are those who enslave men and women and little children, paying wages that will not let them live…. It is them and the system under which they live that are responsible for the unemployed who have been treated like inhuman things by our society."
We are not hated because we practice democracy, value freedom, or uphold human rights. We are hated because our government denies these things to people in Third World countries whose resources are coveted by our multinational corporations. That hatred we have sown has come back to haunt us in the form of terrorism. Instead of sending our sons and daughters around the world to kill Arabs so we can have the oil under their sand, we should send them to rebuild their infrastructure, supply clean water, and feed starving children.
In short we should do good instead of evil. Who would try to stop us? Who would hate us? Who would want to bomb us? That is the truth the American people need to hear."
Former US Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Robert Bowman, in Howard Zinn’s “A People’s History of the United States”.
YES YES YES THIS THIS THIS
I want this emblazoned on my forehead for all of the American entitlement people out there.
**** Crucial: And not direct the “rebuilding of the infrastructure” (see: war in Afghanistan) but offer assistance that may be taken or not taken at will — in the form of “If you would like me to help, I am willing. Please tell me what I can do.”
Portrait of a Young Woman, 1896, private collection.