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22 notes Felix Gonzalez-TorresUntitled (Death by Gun), 1990
Multiple copies of this poster by the Cuban-born Felix González-Torres are displayed in a paper stack, at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Visitors may take copies of the poster from the stack free of charge. In its form and concept it blurs the lines between installation, sculpture and printmaking. The artist conceived of this piece (and his other similar printed paper stacks) as a kind of sculpture, endlessly depleted and endlessly replenished. (Those who buy his paper stacks are obliged to having the image reprinted so that the stack displayed in the gallery is always a specified optimum height).
The poster lists the names of individuals killed by guns in the United States in one week, in May 1989, with additional details, and in most cases, an image of the victim, all taken from Time magazine. Some have committed suicide, others are victims of violent crime. This simple exercise underlines the issue of gun ownership, particularly pressing in the United States, where private gun ownership is more common than in the United Kingdom and Europe. The drama of these violent deaths is contrasted with the simple, matter-of-fact manner in which they are reported, reducing the dead to a few statistics. This print has been produced as an ‘endless edition’ since 1990; as an unlimited edition artwork, it is constantly evolving as the audience participates in its distribution and its life-cycle.
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Felix Gonzalez-Torres
Untitled (Death by Gun), 1990

Multiple copies of this poster by the Cuban-born Felix González-Torres are displayed in a paper stack, at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Visitors may take copies of the poster from the stack free of charge. In its form and concept it blurs the lines between installation, sculpture and printmaking. The artist conceived of this piece (and his other similar printed paper stacks) as a kind of sculpture, endlessly depleted and endlessly replenished. (Those who buy his paper stacks are obliged to having the image reprinted so that the stack displayed in the gallery is always a specified optimum height).

The poster lists the names of individuals killed by guns in the United States in one week, in May 1989, with additional details, and in most cases, an image of the victim, all taken from Time magazine. Some have committed suicide, others are victims of violent crime. This simple exercise underlines the issue of gun ownership, particularly pressing in the United States, where private gun ownership is more common than in the United Kingdom and Europe. The drama of these violent deaths is contrasted with the simple, matter-of-fact manner in which they are reported, reducing the dead to a few statistics. This print has been produced as an ‘endless edition’ since 1990; as an unlimited edition artwork, it is constantly evolving as the audience participates in its distribution and its life-cycle.

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An old sketch of Black Rage, done in my living room. Strange, the course of things. Peace for MO.

- MLH

Lyrics:

Black rage is founded on two-thirds a person
Rapings and beatings and suffering that worsens,
Black human packages tied up with strings,
Black rage can come from all these kinds of things.
Black rage is founded on blatant denial
Squeezed economics, subsistence survival,
Deafening silence and social control.
Black rage is founded on wounds in the soul! 

When the dogs bite, when the beatings,
When I’m feeling sad
I simply remember all these kinds of things and then I don’t fear so bad! 

Black rage is founded: who fed us self hatred
Lies and abuse while we waited and waited?
Spiritual treason, this grid and its cages
Black rage was founded on these kinds of things.
Black rage is founded on draining and draining,
Threatening your freedom to stop your complaining.
Poisoning your water while they say it’s raining,
Then call you mad for complaining, complaining
Old time bureaucracy drugging the youth,
Black rage is founded on blocking the truth!
Murder and crime, compromise and distortion,
Sacrifice, sacrifice, who makes this fortune?
Greed, falsely called progress,
Such human contortion,
Black rage is founded on these kinds of things 

So when the dog bites
And the ceilings
And I’m feeling mad,
I simply remember all these kinds of things and then I don’t fear so bad! 

Free enterprise, is it myth or illusion?D
Forcing you back into purposed confusion.
Black human trafficking or blood transfusion?
Black rage is founded on these kinds of things.
Victims of violence both psyche and body
Life out of context is living ungodly.
Politics, politics
Greed falsely called wealth
Black rage is founded on denying of self!
Black human packages tied and subsistence
Having to justify very existence
Try if you must but you can’t have my soul
Black rage is founded on ungodly control

So when the dog bites
And the beatings
And I’m feeling so sad
I simply remember all these kinds of things and then I don’t feel so bad!

Lyrics: http://mslaurynhill.com/post/95329923112/black-rage-sketch
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7 notes +++++++++ - Thinking of roadtrips across the desert southwest on this continent so far from the edge of the milky way. A thunder being from the north sleeps in the canyons of digital codes. It reawakens in my heart when I slumber in the heat of an indian summer so close to home. Swirls of corn pollen and tobacco smoke swirl around electric pylons as I hear a synthetic drum come through the radio. -#columbiarivergorge #washington #sunset #roadtripwishin (at INDIAN LAND)

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Thinking of roadtrips across the desert southwest on this continent so far from the edge of the milky way. A thunder being from the north sleeps in the canyons of digital codes. It reawakens in my heart when I slumber in the heat of an indian summer so close to home. Swirls of corn pollen and tobacco smoke swirl around electric pylons as I hear a synthetic drum come through the radio.
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#columbiarivergorge #washington #sunset #roadtripwishin (at INDIAN LAND)

41 notes Demian DinéYazhi’Work in Progress ——///., 2014________________________________.

Demian DinéYazhi’
Work in Progress ——///., 2014
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13 notes Demian Diné Yazhi’Untitled (map to locate home), 2014Earlier this week I was asked by Visual AIDS to make a map of a meaningful place, memory, or walk from my life or wild, wild imagination. The inspirational Ted Kerr had this to say about the project:”Visual AIDS is working with Ira Sachs to create a resource guide for his film LAST ADDRESS. A short elegy, the film visits the last NYC address of artists who died of AIDS. Inspired by the film, curator and writer Alex Fiahlo has been leading Last Address Tribute Walks, where a small crowd follows Alex to address from the film, making a small offering at each stop. 
To inspire others to unearth and recognize the history they live with, Visual AIDS is asking a few writers, artists and curators to share a map of a place, memory or walk that is important to them.”If you are in NYC, please be sure to stop by Visual AIDS and, as always, head over to their website and see what these hot babes are all about: VISUAL AIDS.______________________________________________.

Demian Diné Yazhi’
Untitled (map to locate home), 2014

Earlier this week I was asked by Visual AIDS to make a map of a meaningful place, memory, or walk from my life or wild, wild imagination. The inspirational Ted Kerr had this to say about the project:

Visual AIDS is working with Ira Sachs to create a resource guide for his film LAST ADDRESS. A short elegy, the film visits the last NYC address of artists who died of AIDS. Inspired by the film, curator and writer Alex Fiahlo has been leading Last Address Tribute Walks, where a small crowd follows Alex to address from the film, making a small offering at each stop. 

To inspire others to unearth and recognize the history they live with, Visual AIDS is asking a few writers, artists and curators to share a map of a place, memory or walk that is important to them.”

If you are in NYC, please be sure to stop by Visual AIDS and, as always, head over to their website and see what these hot babes are all about: VISUAL AIDS.

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17 notes Demian Diné Yazhi’Stephan & Kentaro, 2014#callmeintheday ::::::::::::: ::<3.<3:: ::::::::::::: #INDIANSUMMER #Playlist #BloodBrothersFollow: http://instagram.com/ndn.sumr________________________________________.

Demian Diné Yazhi’
Stephan & Kentaro, 2014

#callmeintheday

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#INDIANSUMMER
#Playlist #BloodBrothers

Follow: http://instagram.com/ndn.sumr
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Cadallaca
Winter Storm ‘98, 1998

"Why can’t we walk, just walk around?

There are no cars, there is no sound
Inside I feel very still and I wonder if you will
Come out with me, I turn around
I see my footprints on the ground
Not like it was in ‘96, not like it was, not like it was”

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24 notes R.C. GormanMale Nude III (Bodies by Gorman Suite), 1972___________________________________________.

R.C. Gorman
Male Nude III (Bodies by Gorman Suite), 1972
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http://heterogeneoushomosexual.tumblr.com/

25 notes Demian Diné Yazhi&#8217;Work in Progress ///&#8212;., 2014_______________________________.

Demian Diné Yazhi’
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