“Nothing happening,” I wrote in a heavy slant down the page, “but I can’t look away.”
“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.
Michelle Ellsworth brings a real head trip to American Realness 2018.
A response to “Farmhouse/Whorehouse: An Artist Lecture by Suzanne Bocanegra starring Lili Taylor” at the 2017 BAM Next Wave Festival
Perforations Festival brings us into direct responsibility for the execution of artistic ideas and challenges the passive stasis of sideline observation in a mostly successful series of performances that ripped apart conventional norms.
The Resuscitation of Rhapsody; or, Can Anybody Make Art Anymore Without Someone Comparing it to Game of Thrones?
The severed head of Homer has been degraded, discarded in wintry sidewalk snow mounds and forgotten inside the walk-in refrigerator of some swank restaurant before being hung on a meat hook above the bath tub.
George Emilio Sanchez offers a rumination on Culturebot’s Maura Donohue’s recent work at La MaMa
I. The Urge To Participate I don’t often sit in the front row. Not because I’m afraid to (I actually quite like it), but because it’s such a deliberate choice, and I want to reserve it for special occasions. And as the lights went down
Standing Up in January: Day 2 Dispatch (COIL, Squirts & La Mama with Pavel Zustiak, Patti Harrison & Marga Gomez)
La Mama dispatch for PS 122’s COIL Fest, Pavel Zustiak’s “Custodians of Beauty” and “Bastard (The Painted Bird: Part 1)” and Squirts intergenerational queer pairings with stand up sets from Patti Harrison and Marga Gomez. To start the year alternating between bent over from either despair or because I might laugh so hard that the tears trickle down my legs felt fitting to my polar emotional swings of late.
luciana achugar curates Naomi Elena Ramirez & Oren Barnoy, Cynthia Oliver curates Lela Aisha Jones & Leslie Cuyjet – the sum of doubling double pluses is manifold.
With an impending Developer-in-Chief and First Son-in-Law eager to tear down historic buildings for the sake of more real estate profits, the preservation of buildings like 537 Broadway become essential. Kudos to Cathy for bringing it forward as the centerpiece and star of her latest work.
They fucked us good.