Plinio Alberto Hernández | El Salvador | U.S Diaspora
Elements for a Mural on the Salvadoran Diaspora, Based on a visit to the Chapultepec Castle, Mexico City (From Madness to Hope: Fragmented Totalities II) | 2012 | Mixed media installation with video, chalk drawings on wood panels
From the Artist:
My work examines historical, geographical, personal and familial narratives of migration, identity, memory and exile that are materialized through elements of storytelling, drawings, sculpture, collaborations, videos and performance. The impetus for my subject matter comes from the multiple episodes of migrating to and from El Salvador that I experienced as a child and the subsequent feelings of nostalgia and dislocation that have become inseparable from my artistic practice. The installation I made for Mourning and Scars comes from a visit to the Chapultepec castle in Mexico City in late 2012, the location where the Salvadoran Peace Accords were signed in 1992. My intention in visiting the castle was for inspiration and if the time and space allowed I would try to do a spontaneous performance. What came out of the visit was photographs, videos of middle school students needing a break from the overload of information that the castle houses on the beginnings of Spanish colonization history of not only Mexico but the Americas. How might fractured memories and narratives combine to create a collective story? And how do political, economic and cultural boundries function to reveal experiences of displacement and emplacement, making the body a site of physical and imaginary geopgraphies? These are the questions I explore with my work.
We cannot educate white women and take them by the hand. Most of us are willing to help but we can’t do the white woman’s homework for her. That’s an energy drain. More times than she cares to remember, Nellie Wong, Asian American feminist writer, has been called by white women wanting a list of Asian American women who can give readings or workshops. We are in danger of being reduced to purveyors of resource lists.
Feminism needs to be authentically intersectional, or nothing at all. This speaks volumes
We are launching a cowdfunding & donation campaign for both Ackee & Saltfish The Web Series and The Strolling Series.
If everyone who watched the trailer to Ackee & Saltfish donated just £1 we could raise over £20,000.
You can find out exactly how your money will help us at » http://donate.cecileemeke.com «
Essentially it comes down to this, it is already hard to get funding as an artist, period, but when you are trying to get funding for projects that are uncompromisingly by and about black people, it’s extremely difficult.
If everyone who watched Abraham’s episode from the strolling series donated just £1 we could raise way over £15,000.
We want to take strolling everywhere from Paris, to Kampala, to Brooklyn, but we need support to make that a reality. Similarly, we want to make The Web Series Ackee & Saltifsh of the highest quality and we need support for that. Also our actors work for free. We all moan about people selling out and doing shitty roles but these are professional actors and they need to eat and pay rent so support them!
"The place in which I’ll fit will not exist until I make it." - James Baldwin
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@DarkMatterRage #TwitterPoetry: LOST IN (TRANS)LATION
I went home to my family of origin this past week and found every interaction seasoned with politics. I decided to write some short #TwitterPoetry to capture those every day moments of intimacy that often go unnoticed but mean so much for us as queers going home.
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David Tlale - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015
Winner: EVERYTHING! Give David Tlale all the awards!
Behold 2 very distinct collections that easily can be blended into one opulent royal party to end all parties. Every single look is ON POINT!
That’s it, I’m done for the night, why even bother looking at one more runway show, they won’t be even close to this greatness.
" People ask ’ So, how are the roles now? You must be getting so many.’ And it’s like, I don’t know if you know, but I’m Asian still. It’s not a complaint, that’s just how it is now, and I have to forge my own path through it and see that through. I think that if I had not been Asian, I probably would have a whole plethora of roles, at least to audition for, but it’s just not what has been written.” - Steven Yeun
When all else fails, gotta roll up your sleeves and do it, to it.
Women have believed that we could save the men in our lives by giving them love, that this love would serve as the cure for all the wounds inflicted by toxic assaults on their emotional systems, by the emotional heart attacks they undergo every day. Women can share in this healing process. We can guide, instruct, observe, share information and skills, but we cannot do for boys and men what they must do for themselves. Our love helps, but it alone does not save boys or men. Ultimately boys and men save themselves when they learn the art of loving.bell hooks, The Will to Change: Men, Masculinity, and Love (2004)