Scenery from The Wiz (1978)
Why am I listening to this soundtrack right fucking now. Magic.
These spaces are so cool
ignore anyone who tells you otherwise.
I update my Instagram way more lately! So you should follow me @sab.rena babes! 🙏😘
Holes in the wall by 1010-Stroke Art Fair
1010 is is a standout artist from Hamburg whose work evokes a mysterious symbolism. He had a number of similar artworks on canvas on display at the Stroke Art Fair in Berlin in September.
"Art has to be a kind of confession. I don’t mean a true confession in the sense of that dreary magazine. The effort it seems to me, is: if you can examine and face your life, you can discover the terms with which you are connected to other lives, and they can discover them, too — the terms with which they are connected to other people. This has happened to every one of us, I’m sure. You read something which you thought only happened to you, and you discovered it happened 100 years ago to Dostoyevsky. This is a very great liberation for the suffering, struggling person, who always thinks that they are alone. This is why art is important. Art would not be important if life were not important, and life is important. Most of us, no matter what we say, are walking in the dark, whistling in the dark. Nobody knows what is going to happen to them from one moment to the next, or how one will bear it. This is irreducible. And it’s true for everybody. Now, it is true that the nature of society is to create, among its citizens, an illusion of safety; but it is also absolutely true that the safety is always necessarily an illusion. Artists are here to disturb the peace. They have to disturb the peace. Otherwise, chaos."
James Baldwin in an interview in 1961 (via ethiopienne)
Welcome to the most chaotic movie officially release this year… because of the title…
Dear White People
For one, this is one movie I’m going to watch when it’s in the theater.
But we know what’s going to happen between now and screening. It’s going to start conversations. And it’s going to get hated on just because of the title. Oh and just wait until they realize what the content is.
Tim Wise will have a field day with why this movie is a must. Except… why should we listen to Tim Wise?
So, I decided that it’s time we get on the offensive. Instead of waiting for the hate, we’ll meet it at the front gate like Maino waiting to sing his breakthrough hit years ago. (Okay, for those who don’t get that reference)
Don’t share it with just tumblr and call it a day. Share it beyond tumblr.
Share the trailer with every one you know.
Comment on the trailer on YouTube. Give it a thumbs up.
In September, when I find out where it’s showcasing, I’m going to see if I can throw up a watching party. That’s right. A watching party here in NYC.
Of course, I have to do things like find people who’s going to volunteer to organize. But a tumblr meet up to watch a movie together? How crazy is that? But this is not about the meetup (yet). This is about throwing your full support behind this movie.
I mean do what you can to show this movie the love it deserves.
Tell your family, friends, and enemies. Tell your White Friends.
Plan ahead and pre-order tickets. Maybe watch it twice.
Plan watching parties (And let me know about it so I can promote it). Sell out the damn theater. Be extra nice to the cinema staff (just not “nice” as in flirty turnt-up nice, naa mean?) Hell, even buy a drink at the movie theater for that ONE movie.
Show the market that YES, we want more movies like this and less movies like… well… the one described in the trailer.
Dowling Duncan and redesigning the American Dollar:
Why the size?
We have kept the width the same as the existing dollars. However we have changed the size of the note so that the one dollar is shorter and the 100 dollar is the longest. When stacked on top of each other it is easy to see how much money you have. It also makes it easier for the visually impaired to distinguish between notes.
Why a vertical format?
When we researched how notes are used we realized people tend to handle and deal with money vertically rather than horizontally. You tend to hold a wallet or purse vertically when searching for notes. The majority of people hand over notes vertically when making purchases. All machines accept notes vertically. Therefore a vertical note makes more sense.
Why different colors?
It’s one of the strongest ways graphically to distinguish one note from another.
Why these designs?
We wanted a concept behind the imagery so that the image directly relates to the value of each note. We also wanted the notes to be educational, not only for those living in America but visitors as well. Each note uses a black and white image depicting a particular aspect of American history and culture. They are then overprinted with informational graphics or a pattern relating to that particular image.
$1 – The first African American president
$5 – The five biggest native American tribes
$10 – The bill of rights, the first 10 amendments to the US Constitution
$20 – 20th Century America
$50 – The 50 States of America
$100 – The first 100 days of President Franklin Roosevelt. During this time he led the congress to pass more important legislations than most presidents pass in their entire term. This helped fight the economic crises at the time of the great depression. Ever since, every new president has been judged on how well they have done during the first 100 days of their term.
Figurative Sculptures by Jaume Plensa“Many of my works reflect the dualism between body and soul, subjects which feature widely in my work.
For instance, within my light works is a somehow moving light.This could be the soul which we can never find within the body.”In the darkest time of the year, the internationally acclaimed and awarded artist, who started his career in the 1980s, creates an exhibition in EMMA around the theme of light. The forty individual sculptures as a part of installations created in 2004–2012 will fill most of the room for changing exhibition.Shaped like human figures, torsos and heads will engage in discussions and dialogues in the spacious room opening up to the surrounding landscape. Plensa’s sculptures shape the immaterial. Through the human figure, the artist explores universal themes of life: love, despair, memory and language. In addition to light, other important elements in Plensa’s works are letters and words. He sees a letter as a cell, with its own “cellular memory”. He gets many of his influences from poetry (William Blake, Elias Canetti), music and various soundscapes.Created in steel, synthetic resin, glass fibre, iron, bronze, alabaster, paper and light, the works offer a cross-section of Plensa’s career as sculptor. He has also created numerous works on paper as well as etchings. His other works include sets and costumes for opera and theatre productions.