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Nine Tenths of the Law

2018-05-22T03:05:18+00:00May 22nd, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

All photos: Stephanie Lister (except where otherwise specified). Chloe Watlington used to wake up to the sound of a ladder clinking against the side of her squat. The unorthodox alarm meant that contractors from the advertising firm Clear Channel Outdoor were updating the rooftop billboard at the intersection of MacArthur Boulevard and Martin Luther King [...]

2001: A Space Odyssey, the 70mm All-Photochemical Restoration

2018-05-22T10:50:17+00:00May 22nd, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

I first saw Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) at not-quite thirteen years of age from the back rows of San Francisco’s movie palace, the Castro Theatre. Prepared as I was by a recent reading of Arthur C. Clarke’s novelization of his and Kubrick’s screenplay, I still had my prepubescent mind blown by the ultimate trip, [...]

Speak to the Unspeakable: James Luna and Geraldine Ah-Sue in Conversation

2018-05-18T03:05:21+00:00May 18th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

James Luna. © RJ Muna My name is Geraldine Ah-Sue, and I was the producer for Raw Material: Manifest, the podcast’s award-winning second season. Because the season focused on the ways art, community, and social justice intersect,  internationally renowned Payómkawichum, Ipi, and Mexican-American installation and performance artist James Luna naturally came to mind. Through performances such [...]

Restitution of Memory

2018-05-17T03:04:56+00:00May 17th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Digital mixed media collage using family photographs and found materials, watercolor, artist crayon; 2018 1 in a series of 4 Open Space Go to Source Author: Jade ArianaPowered by WPeMatico

Rap in Public

2018-05-15T03:05:00+00:00May 15th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

All photos: Stephanie Lister. I got the North, got the East, got the West with me… — Mistah F.A.B. “N.E.W. Oakland” The early 2010s saw a surge of vital hip-hop emerge from the streets of North Oakland. Blast Holiday rapped with an air of head-nodding stoicism, voluble but smooth. He often guested on songs by [...]

Plenty of Skin

2018-05-11T03:05:03+00:00May 11th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

All photos by Dustin Mabry, 2018. Guy Prandstatter said it’s just a “realization” of a “better fucking way of doing things.” Co-founder of a tattoo school network, he described a growth in tattoo schools as following the industry’s popularization and professionalization. “Nothing first came into the world as a formal school.” He asserts schools will replace [...]

Genre Wormhole #1: Archive For Future Memories

2018-05-10T03:05:46+00:00May 10th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

It is the work of form to make order. And this means that forms are the stuff of politics […] political struggles include ongoing contests over the proper places for bodies, goods, and capacities. — Caroline Levine, Forms: Whole, Rhythm, Hierarchy, Network I was texting back and forth with Ellis Martin about their artwork and my [...]

Timidity Troubles the Witch Hunt

2018-05-08T03:05:39+00:00May 8th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Bill Owens, I was disappointed, from the portfolio Leisure, ca. 1960s-ca.1980s, printed 2001 What does it mean for ostensible feminists or otherwise socially progressive people to praise Woody Allen’s capacity for writing female characters? Whether it’s Kate Winslet claiming that he’s “on some level […] a woman,” or Diane Keaton insisting that she “continue[s] to [...]