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spazionea:

Mary Sibande, Her Majesty Queen Sophie  2010 Digital Print (Edition of 10) 110 x 80 cm

spazionea:

Mary Sibande, Her Majesty Queen Sophie
2010
Digital Print (Edition of 10)
110 x 80 cm

Reblogged from Alkemist


I guess you’re not alone     I fear you’re alone
There’s, of course, poetry
awful bridge rising over naked air:     I first
took it as just a continuation of the road:
“a masterpiece of engineering
praised, etc.”     then on the radio:
“incline too steep for ease of, etc.”
Drove it nonetheless because I had to
this being how—     So this is how
I find you:     alive and more

But as cellphones and then smartphones became ubiquitous, it became easier to capture a moment, and sometimes a feeling, with an image instead of a wall of text. As a writer, this might in theory make me nervous, but it doesn’t. I think language has some class barriers that image capture does not, and I like the fact that almost anyone can poignantly document their experience and viewpoint without having to learn how to compose a structured essay or write a compelling lede. Not because it’s easier or requires less artistry, but because if you can do it, an image makes an impression (or doesn’t) immediately. And it conveys so much more information so quickly. There are plenty of opportunities to lose/bore/turn off the reader in a written piece. With an image, it’s one powerful shot. Or a collage of images that tell a story impressionistically yet powerfully in a way that text technically can, but rarely does.

Produced by Knxwledge, from the album HALLWAYS | Sep. 2nd
http://www.stonesthrow.com/homeboysandman

I went to the free clinic / ‘Cause I been acting indecently / They told me I been tested to recently / And had to wait till May / That’s a month away / And my favorite girl is scared of everything / Yo, I swear to everything / But yet another girl on the way to go see her / And brought her a brassier on Canal Street / It was the same girl from the joint I did with L’Orange / True story / And now this dude next to me is smoking / Making my t-shirt smell nasty / Yo, don’t ask me. I guess I got problems / Seems like I got problems / I think I got problems / Looks like I got problems

I’m surrounded by hipsters / What does that say about me? / Maybe I’m not being honest with myself / Hipsters love independent movies / Shit, I love independent movies / Actually, I just like independent movies / So I think I’m cool there / I wanna be done with this / But I gotta rhyme at least some of this / Other genres you don’t even really have to rhyme / Can’t even understand what cats be saying half the time / Kurt Cobain you couldn’t understand shit / That shit was hot tho I ain’t tryna diss / Too late, y’all already pissed. I guess I got problems.

What to do? / Plain to see / I don’t know where to go / Pray for me / Who to call / Where to go / Ain’t that some shit, I’ll admit / I don’t know / I don’t know when to shave / I don’t know what to eat / I don’t know who to love / I don’t know who to beat / I don’t know how to be / I don’t know what to say / I don’t know when to leave / I don’t know when to stay. I guess I got problems.

Reblogged from Brother Kahlil

35mm-revolutions:

Prince - “Clouds” (feat. Lianne La Havas)

New single from the 4thcoming album Art Official Age

Reblogged from The Electric Funktopia
hyperallergic:

Whitney Hunter and Preach R. Sun, “Body Count: Counting the Dead. #101″ (2014) (photo by Kim Wirt) (via Would You Ignore 101 Chalk Outlines of a Black Male Body?)

hyperallergic:

Whitney Hunter and Preach R. Sun, “Body Count: Counting the Dead. #101″ (2014) (photo by Kim Wirt) (via Would You Ignore 101 Chalk Outlines of a Black Male Body?)

Reblogged from Hyperallergic LABS