there’s never enough time and we’re always reaching back, trying to remember what it felt like to crack wide open for the first time.
The sense of risk, scrappiness, and, in the words of Herskovits, “failure” is strong.
In the alchemy of her performance, humor and transformation become means not of hiding the self, but of revealing it.
I know both the impossibility and necessity of such a Decolonizing.
As a central point of exploration: “Spaces are not exterior to our bodies, instead, spaces are like a second skin, they unfold in the folds of the body.”
We, as a culture, seem to be searching for answers that black futures may provide us.
The unknown and imagined expanse of space becomes synonymous at times with something like Heaven.
We engulf and tangle with a political idea in a different way than how we listen and respond to a play.
“These People Seem Like Republicans”: Rebecca Patek takes on shame, rapey logic and misogyny with CHASM
With CHASM I wanted a way to get that back because I feel like that’s not about a career, or being an artist, it’s mine, it’s what I do, it’s what I’ve always done. It feels necessary for survival.
Not long after the new Whitney opened in 2015, the museum exhibited an all-star lineup of abstract expressionists on their seventh floor, where they show their permanent collection. On the money wall — the final north facing wall before the windows and doors to the
This idea of American desire and what’s encapsulated in that is this reckoning, but, also holding the truths of being white in American culture means you have to hold the history of being an oppressor. But, then, how do you hold that?
“Double consciousness is knowing the particularity of the white world in the face of its enforced claim to universality… Double consciousness, in other words, is knowing a lie while living its contradiction.” – Biko Maura ruminates on white privilege and the mythology of the neutral body.