I didn’t but I just did a google image search and the resemblance is undeniable
Welcome to the anthropocene, where we incinerate this earth with sunlight from millions of years ago, where we grow up ever more accustomed to less, where stories of historic declines are normal and the fall that is sure to come still seems so ever far off, where an out of control economic system is ever more prevalent and resistance ever more repressed, where a matrix of control plans to melt this planet in the heat exhaust of the data centers, like a snowflake whose local particularity must be denied by the believe that perfection only lies in form.
“James Luna often uses his body as a means to critique the objectification of Native American cultures in Western museum and cultural displays. He dramatically calls attention to the exhibition of Native American peoples and Native American cultural objects in his Artifact Piece, 1985-87. For the performance piece Luna donned a loincloth and lay motionless on a bed of sand in a glass museum exhibition case. Luna remained on exhibit for several days, among the Kumeyaay exhibits at the Museum of Man in San Diego. Labels surrounding the artist’s body identified his name and commented on the scars on his body, attributing them to “excessive drinking.” Two other cases in the exhibition contained Luna’s personal documents and ceremonial items from the Luiseño reservation.
Many museum visitors as they approached the “exhibit” were stunned to discover that the encased body was alive and even listening and watching the museum goers. In this way the voyeuristic gaze of the viewer was returned, redirecting the power relationship.
Through the performance piece Luna also called attention to a tendency in Western museum displays to present Native American cultures as extinct cultural forms. Viewers who happened upon Luna’s exhibition expecting a museum presentation of native American cultures as “dead,” were shocked by the living, breathing, “undead” presence of the luiseño artist in the display. Luna in Artifact Piece places his body as the object of display in order to disrupt the modes of representation in museum exhibitions of native others and to claim subjectivity for the silenced voices eclipsed in these displays. “
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Nope… perhaps one day… I can’t decide whether the printing press is a symbol of subversion or uniformity either. Still is high up on my tattoo idea list (vying with a stone cairn)
Degenerative Cubism afflicts 12% of Spanish cattle. If the disease were ever to become airborne, it’s estimated that all beef cattle in the country would be little more than a few lines leaving the impression of cattle within one month.
A realism vaccine was developed in 1994 but has occasional surrealist side effects, turning 2% of cattle injected into two arguing mimes and a waffle.
1. A student spoke to fellow protesters as students and other groups prepared to march in support of Oaxaca’s striking teachers in Oaxaca, Mexico, in early October. The march became violent when protesters clashed with riot police.
2. Students and other groups protested in front of the governor’s office in favor of striking Oaxaca teachers.
3. Protesters carried signs shortly before violence broke out between protesters and riot police in Oaxaca in early October.
4. Riot police in Oaxaca ran to block protesters after violence broke out in a march in support of striking teachers.
5.Teacher Liliana Toledo attended to her students at the Rosario Maza preschool in Oaxaca. Ms. Toledo is a member of union Section 59, which didn’t go on strike. She works in a house that has been turned into a school.
6. Parents from the community of El Manantial worked to finish building a primary school. Many of the parents make their living foraging through garbage at a nearby dump.
7. Adriana Garcia, a primary schoolteacher, taught reading to one of her students at a school in the community of El Manantial. Unlike most of Oaxaca’s teachers, who belong to union Section 22, Ms. Garcia, a member of the much smaller union Section 59, didn’t go on strike.
8. Carmen Lopez, a six year old, worked at her desk at a primary school in El Manantial on the outskirts of the city of Oaxaca. The school, which is made from metal sheeting, is unfinished and lacks electricity.
9. Parents at the Benito Juarez primary school in Milpa listened to speeches at the opening of the school, which had been shut down by a strike of teachers belonging to union Section 22. Frustrated parents forced the school to open and brought in teachers from union Section 59.
10. Amado Morales, the president of the parents association of the Benito Juarez primary school in Mitla, talked to parents. Mr. Morales, a lawyer, said parents would run striking teachers out of town ‘with sticks, stones, and fists’ if the teachers, who are returning to class on Monday, try to take back the school, which is now being staffed by teachers who didn’t go on strike.