"Meeting Places", 2014
First photography explorations in a while - when I was considering more perfomative works a little while ago I had the idea to set up a space for people to sit and talk, but was overwhelmed with logistics (what happens if it rains and I use sofas etc - I just chickened out of it to be honest). Then a few weeks ago I was at work and saw, out the window and acorss the road, that someone had put two armchairs almost exactly how I’d planned in one version of my idea, on the side of the road - only they were junk, put there to be discarded. So I decided to find more of these accidental, inherently temporary “meeting places”, bringing a good camera with me. Every time I’ve had my camera with me, I haven’t found anything, but the chance stumbled-upon moments almost work better, even if the technical quality isn’t great (phones are not quite dslrs - at least mine isn’t).
Not entirely sure how to edit them - kinda like the black and white thing, but it doesn’t look universally good on each image. Then there’s generic softward (vsco is nice) for a slightly forced retro tone, which I kind of like as a gimmick, especially in keeping with the age/secondhandess of most of these couches. Or then there’s unedited, of course. Maybe I’ll just print a whole heap and work it out from there…
"Meeting Places", 2014
First photography explorations in a while - when I was considering more perfomative works a little while ago I had the idea to set up a space for people to sit and talk, but was overwhelmed with logistics (what happens if it rains and I use sofas etc - I just chickened out of it to be honest). Then a few weeks ago I was at work and saw, out the window and acorss the road, that someone had put two armchairs almost exactly how I’d planned in one version of my idea, on the side of the road - only they were junk, put there to be discarded. So I decided to find more of these accidental, inherently temporary “meeting places”, bringing a good camera with me. Every time I’ve had my camera with me, I haven’t found anything, but the chance stumbled-upon moments almost work better, even if the technical quality isn’t great (phones are not quite dslrs - at least mine isn’t).
Not entirely sure how to edit them - kinda like the black and white thing, but it doesn’t look universally good on each image. Then there’s generic softward (vsco is nice) for a slightly forced retro tone, which I kind of like as a gimmick, especially in keeping with the age/secondhandess of most of these couches. Or then there’s unedited, of course. Maybe I’ll just print a whole heap and work it out from there…
"Meeting Places", 2014
First photography explorations in a while - when I was considering more perfomative works a little while ago I had the idea to set up a space for people to sit and talk, but was overwhelmed with logistics (what happens if it rains and I use sofas etc - I just chickened out of it to be honest). Then a few weeks ago I was at work and saw, out the window and acorss the road, that someone had put two armchairs almost exactly how I’d planned in one version of my idea, on the side of the road - only they were junk, put there to be discarded. So I decided to find more of these accidental, inherently temporary “meeting places”, bringing a good camera with me. Every time I’ve had my camera with me, I haven’t found anything, but the chance stumbled-upon moments almost work better, even if the technical quality isn’t great (phones are not quite dslrs - at least mine isn’t).
Not entirely sure how to edit them - kinda like the black and white thing, but it doesn’t look universally good on each image. Then there’s generic softward (vsco is nice) for a slightly forced retro tone, which I kind of like as a gimmick, especially in keeping with the age/secondhandess of most of these couches. Or then there’s unedited, of course. Maybe I’ll just print a whole heap and work it out from there…
"Meeting Places", 2014
First photography explorations in a while - when I was considering more perfomative works a little while ago I had the idea to set up a space for people to sit and talk, but was overwhelmed with logistics (what happens if it rains and I use sofas etc - I just chickened out of it to be honest). Then a few weeks ago I was at work and saw, out the window and acorss the road, that someone had put two armchairs almost exactly how I’d planned in one version of my idea, on the side of the road - only they were junk, put there to be discarded. So I decided to find more of these accidental, inherently temporary “meeting places”, bringing a good camera with me. Every time I’ve had my camera with me, I haven’t found anything, but the chance stumbled-upon moments almost work better, even if the technical quality isn’t great (phones are not quite dslrs - at least mine isn’t).
Not entirely sure how to edit them - kinda like the black and white thing, but it doesn’t look universally good on each image. Then there’s generic softward (vsco is nice) for a slightly forced retro tone, which I kind of like as a gimmick, especially in keeping with the age/secondhandess of most of these couches. Or then there’s unedited, of course. Maybe I’ll just print a whole heap and work it out from there…
"Meeting Places", 2014
First photography explorations in a while - when I was considering more perfomative works a little while ago I had the idea to set up a space for people to sit and talk, but was overwhelmed with logistics (what happens if it rains and I use sofas etc - I just chickened out of it to be honest). Then a few weeks ago I was at work and saw, out the window and acorss the road, that someone had put two armchairs almost exactly how I’d planned in one version of my idea, on the side of the road - only they were junk, put there to be discarded. So I decided to find more of these accidental, inherently temporary “meeting places”, bringing a good camera with me. Every time I’ve had my camera with me, I haven’t found anything, but the chance stumbled-upon moments almost work better, even if the technical quality isn’t great (phones are not quite dslrs - at least mine isn’t).
Not entirely sure how to edit them - kinda like the black and white thing, but it doesn’t look universally good on each image. Then there’s generic softward (vsco is nice) for a slightly forced retro tone, which I kind of like as a gimmick, especially in keeping with the age/secondhandess of most of these couches. Or then there’s unedited, of course. Maybe I’ll just print a whole heap and work it out from there…
"Meeting Places", 2014
First photography explorations in a while - when I was considering more perfomative works a little while ago I had the idea to set up a space for people to sit and talk, but was overwhelmed with logistics (what happens if it rains and I use sofas etc - I just chickened out of it to be honest). Then a few weeks ago I was at work and saw, out the window and acorss the road, that someone had put two armchairs almost exactly how I’d planned in one version of my idea, on the side of the road - only they were junk, put there to be discarded. So I decided to find more of these accidental, inherently temporary “meeting places”, bringing a good camera with me. Every time I’ve had my camera with me, I haven’t found anything, but the chance stumbled-upon moments almost work better, even if the technical quality isn’t great (phones are not quite dslrs - at least mine isn’t).
Not entirely sure how to edit them - kinda like the black and white thing, but it doesn’t look universally good on each image. Then there’s generic softward (vsco is nice) for a slightly forced retro tone, which I kind of like as a gimmick, especially in keeping with the age/secondhandess of most of these couches. Or then there’s unedited, of course. Maybe I’ll just print a whole heap and work it out from there…
"Meeting Places", 2014
First photography explorations in a while - when I was considering more perfomative works a little while ago I had the idea to set up a space for people to sit and talk, but was overwhelmed with logistics (what happens if it rains and I use sofas etc - I just chickened out of it to be honest). Then a few weeks ago I was at work and saw, out the window and acorss the road, that someone had put two armchairs almost exactly how I’d planned in one version of my idea, on the side of the road - only they were junk, put there to be discarded. So I decided to find more of these accidental, inherently temporary “meeting places”, bringing a good camera with me. Every time I’ve had my camera with me, I haven’t found anything, but the chance stumbled-upon moments almost work better, even if the technical quality isn’t great (phones are not quite dslrs - at least mine isn’t).
Not entirely sure how to edit them - kinda like the black and white thing, but it doesn’t look universally good on each image. Then there’s generic softward (vsco is nice) for a slightly forced retro tone, which I kind of like as a gimmick, especially in keeping with the age/secondhandess of most of these couches. Or then there’s unedited, of course. Maybe I’ll just print a whole heap and work it out from there…
"Meeting Places", 2014
First photography explorations in a while - when I was considering more perfomative works a little while ago I had the idea to set up a space for people to sit and talk, but was overwhelmed with logistics (what happens if it rains and I use sofas etc - I just chickened out of it to be honest). Then a few weeks ago I was at work and saw, out the window and acorss the road, that someone had put two armchairs almost exactly how I’d planned in one version of my idea, on the side of the road - only they were junk, put there to be discarded. So I decided to find more of these accidental, inherently temporary “meeting places”, bringing a good camera with me. Every time I’ve had my camera with me, I haven’t found anything, but the chance stumbled-upon moments almost work better, even if the technical quality isn’t great (phones are not quite dslrs - at least mine isn’t).
Not entirely sure how to edit them - kinda like the black and white thing, but it doesn’t look universally good on each image. Then there’s generic softward (vsco is nice) for a slightly forced retro tone, which I kind of like as a gimmick, especially in keeping with the age/secondhandess of most of these couches. Or then there’s unedited, of course. Maybe I’ll just print a whole heap and work it out from there…

"Meeting Places", 2014

First photography explorations in a while - when I was considering more perfomative works a little while ago I had the idea to set up a space for people to sit and talk, but was overwhelmed with logistics (what happens if it rains and I use sofas etc - I just chickened out of it to be honest). Then a few weeks ago I was at work and saw, out the window and acorss the road, that someone had put two armchairs almost exactly how I’d planned in one version of my idea, on the side of the road - only they were junk, put there to be discarded. So I decided to find more of these accidental, inherently temporary “meeting places”, bringing a good camera with me. Every time I’ve had my camera with me, I haven’t found anything, but the chance stumbled-upon moments almost work better, even if the technical quality isn’t great (phones are not quite dslrs - at least mine isn’t).

Not entirely sure how to edit them - kinda like the black and white thing, but it doesn’t look universally good on each image. Then there’s generic softward (vsco is nice) for a slightly forced retro tone, which I kind of like as a gimmick, especially in keeping with the age/secondhandess of most of these couches. Or then there’s unedited, of course. Maybe I’ll just print a whole heap and work it out from there…

Art and Agenda is due back at the library, so using this as a run-down of all the information I need to keep from it:

The Commercial Aspect:

Artists:

  • Jota Castro, Peruvian-born artist. “…overtly political, utilizing various mediums including sculpture, installation, objects and video to address environmental issues, poverty, social injustice, corporate greed, and inequality. Although politically poignant, the work is not dry; humour and political satire are embedded in his practice.” pg.16
  • Packard Jennings, American artist. pg.30. Interventions and disruptions.
  • Lisa Anne Auerbach, American artist. Knits jumpers: “Thank God I’m an Atheist”, “Keep Abortion Legal” etc into woolen pullovers, very tradtional looking but subversive in nature. “Guerilla knitting”. pg.34
  • Zoë Sheehan Saldana, New York. pg 36.

Quotes:

  • "Political art has doubts, not certainties; it has intentions, not programs; it shares with those who find it rather than imposing on them;it is defined while it is done; it is an experience, not an image; it is something entering the field of emotions, something that is more complex than a unit of thought. Political art is the art that is created when it is unfashionable and when it is uncomfortable - legally uncomfortable, civically uncomfortable, humanely uncomfortable." - Tania Bruguera, pg. 53


The Human Element:

Artists:

  • Conflict Kitchen - John Peña, Jon Rubin, Dawn Weleski. pg.58
  • The Doublethink Project, experiments in public spaces. pg. 60
  • Harmen de Hoop, Dutch. Street art, inteventions
    symbolic attacks on the functionality and order of the city”. pg.70
  • Evan Roth. pg. 78
  • Aram Bartholl, Berlin based. pg.80
  • Swoon, pg.90
lizardvvizard:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Chaos in Ferguson. Sunday night, part 4
[part 1] [part 2] [part 3] 

Reminder that:
- no, this isn’t over; - no, these aren’t from earlier in the week;- no, everything isn’t alright now; - no, the police haven’t stopped brutalizing peaceful protesters;- no, police haven’t intervened to stop the looting;- no, police haven’t responded to emergency 911 calls for people injured by rubber bullets or children hit by cars;- no, michael brown’s shooter still has not faced any consequences for murdering an unarmed teenager 9 days ago
lizardvvizard:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Chaos in Ferguson. Sunday night, part 4
[part 1] [part 2] [part 3] 

Reminder that:
- no, this isn’t over; - no, these aren’t from earlier in the week;- no, everything isn’t alright now; - no, the police haven’t stopped brutalizing peaceful protesters;- no, police haven’t intervened to stop the looting;- no, police haven’t responded to emergency 911 calls for people injured by rubber bullets or children hit by cars;- no, michael brown’s shooter still has not faced any consequences for murdering an unarmed teenager 9 days ago
lizardvvizard:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Chaos in Ferguson. Sunday night, part 4
[part 1] [part 2] [part 3] 

Reminder that:
- no, this isn’t over; - no, these aren’t from earlier in the week;- no, everything isn’t alright now; - no, the police haven’t stopped brutalizing peaceful protesters;- no, police haven’t intervened to stop the looting;- no, police haven’t responded to emergency 911 calls for people injured by rubber bullets or children hit by cars;- no, michael brown’s shooter still has not faced any consequences for murdering an unarmed teenager 9 days ago
lizardvvizard:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Chaos in Ferguson. Sunday night, part 4
[part 1] [part 2] [part 3] 

Reminder that:
- no, this isn’t over; - no, these aren’t from earlier in the week;- no, everything isn’t alright now; - no, the police haven’t stopped brutalizing peaceful protesters;- no, police haven’t intervened to stop the looting;- no, police haven’t responded to emergency 911 calls for people injured by rubber bullets or children hit by cars;- no, michael brown’s shooter still has not faced any consequences for murdering an unarmed teenager 9 days ago
lizardvvizard:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Chaos in Ferguson. Sunday night, part 4
[part 1] [part 2] [part 3] 

Reminder that:
- no, this isn’t over; - no, these aren’t from earlier in the week;- no, everything isn’t alright now; - no, the police haven’t stopped brutalizing peaceful protesters;- no, police haven’t intervened to stop the looting;- no, police haven’t responded to emergency 911 calls for people injured by rubber bullets or children hit by cars;- no, michael brown’s shooter still has not faced any consequences for murdering an unarmed teenager 9 days ago
lizardvvizard:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Chaos in Ferguson. Sunday night, part 4
[part 1] [part 2] [part 3] 

Reminder that:
- no, this isn’t over; - no, these aren’t from earlier in the week;- no, everything isn’t alright now; - no, the police haven’t stopped brutalizing peaceful protesters;- no, police haven’t intervened to stop the looting;- no, police haven’t responded to emergency 911 calls for people injured by rubber bullets or children hit by cars;- no, michael brown’s shooter still has not faced any consequences for murdering an unarmed teenager 9 days ago
lizardvvizard:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Chaos in Ferguson. Sunday night, part 4
[part 1] [part 2] [part 3] 

Reminder that:
- no, this isn’t over; - no, these aren’t from earlier in the week;- no, everything isn’t alright now; - no, the police haven’t stopped brutalizing peaceful protesters;- no, police haven’t intervened to stop the looting;- no, police haven’t responded to emergency 911 calls for people injured by rubber bullets or children hit by cars;- no, michael brown’s shooter still has not faced any consequences for murdering an unarmed teenager 9 days ago
lizardvvizard:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Chaos in Ferguson. Sunday night, part 4
[part 1] [part 2] [part 3] 

Reminder that:
- no, this isn’t over; - no, these aren’t from earlier in the week;- no, everything isn’t alright now; - no, the police haven’t stopped brutalizing peaceful protesters;- no, police haven’t intervened to stop the looting;- no, police haven’t responded to emergency 911 calls for people injured by rubber bullets or children hit by cars;- no, michael brown’s shooter still has not faced any consequences for murdering an unarmed teenager 9 days ago
lizardvvizard:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Chaos in Ferguson. Sunday night, part 4
[part 1] [part 2] [part 3] 

Reminder that:
- no, this isn’t over; - no, these aren’t from earlier in the week;- no, everything isn’t alright now; - no, the police haven’t stopped brutalizing peaceful protesters;- no, police haven’t intervened to stop the looting;- no, police haven’t responded to emergency 911 calls for people injured by rubber bullets or children hit by cars;- no, michael brown’s shooter still has not faced any consequences for murdering an unarmed teenager 9 days ago
lizardvvizard:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Chaos in Ferguson. Sunday night, part 4
[part 1] [part 2] [part 3] 

Reminder that:
- no, this isn’t over; - no, these aren’t from earlier in the week;- no, everything isn’t alright now; - no, the police haven’t stopped brutalizing peaceful protesters;- no, police haven’t intervened to stop the looting;- no, police haven’t responded to emergency 911 calls for people injured by rubber bullets or children hit by cars;- no, michael brown’s shooter still has not faced any consequences for murdering an unarmed teenager 9 days ago

lizardvvizard:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Chaos in Ferguson. Sunday night, part 4

[part 1] [part 2] [part 3

Reminder that:

- no, this isn’t over;
- no, these aren’t from earlier in the week;
- no, everything isn’t alright now;
- no, the police haven’t stopped brutalizing peaceful protesters;
- no, police haven’t intervened to stop the looting;
- no, police haven’t responded to emergency 911 calls for people injured by rubber bullets or children hit by cars;
- no, michael brown’s shooter still has not faced any consequences for murdering an unarmed teenager 9 days ago

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