The 1% on the Shoulders of the 99%
Korean sculptor and installation artist Do Ho Suh created this awesome installation, entitled Floor, that might not look like much until you get good and close to it. Glass plates rest on thousands of multicolored miniature plastic figures who are crowded together with their heads and arms turned skyward. Together, they support the weight of the individual visitor who steps onto the floor.
Currently showing at Lehmann Maupin’s pop-up gallery at the Singapore Tyler Print Institute (STPI) until February 11th, Floor is a wonderfully thought-provoking installation.
The coolest imagery of the day. And it’s only 10 a.m.
If you’ve listened to Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers, you’re certainly familiar with the sketch that opens track ten. You know, the one where a radio static-filtered gentleman calls in to a radio station. ”Yo, I never call to ask you to play something, right?,” he says.
Like him, I try not to ask for much more than your attention, but I do want to make a request of you now, and by now, I mean now. Like, the if-you-wait-an-hour-it-might-be-too-late kinda now. What I’m asking is that if you have ten dollars to spare and if you’re a regular reader of this blog, please go to the page for Mosquita Y Mari, a film that is the passion project of my brilliant friend, director Aurora Guererro, and become a supporter. No matter what please do check out the trailer on the page linked above. It is amazing.
If there’s any possibility that the supporters of this blog can in any way contribute to making a reality of this dream, which is so close to having its goal met, I think what we can help to prove is that the striving is worth it. We can also help to prove to ourselves and to others that we’re not willing to divorce our political aspiring from our deepest aesthetic sensibilities, and that is why projects like this are so important.
Thanks, and love.
I have roughly 8 dollars to my name right now, so unfortunately I won’t be donating, but this truly seems like such a wonderful story and project. I really hope that it gets fully backed. :) Everyone on my dash… please take a look and donate if you can! Yay young chicanas!!!
A woman makes her own social science experiment. First, while very plain looking, she asked for free cake, and free taxi rides. She was rejected on every request but once. Then she got fully made up with heels, make up, and a revealing dress. She basically has everything thrown at her for free.
So interesting! There are definitely some costs that come along with being “sexy” but this makes a clear point of at least one side of this!
This Is All Kinds Of Wrong of the Day: Minnesota’s Republican-led House of Representatives decided last night to follow up the controversial decision to allow anti-gay “nu-metal minister” Bradlee Dean’s to recite Friday’s opening prayer with a vote in favor of putting a constitutional same-sex marriage ban on the state’s 2012 ballot.
A concerned constituent named Stephanie decided to e-mail her state representative, Tony Cornish (R-Good Thunder), using a form letter found on the Human Rights Campaign website. She promptly received a rather blunt response: “Give it a rest!!!!!!!!!!”
Taken aback, Stephanie took to Tumblr to write: “Correct me if I’m wrong, but this isn’t how my state representative is supposed to respond to his constituents about key issues, correct?”
Apparently Stephanie is not alone: Several others are reporting similar curt retorts from Cornish. “Emailed Rep. Tony Cornish via @HRC expressing disappointment,” tweets @llynn20ff. “Response: ‘Cool off & try writing a sane letter.’ Nice.”
What an asshole. Hope the plug is pulled on this guy lickity-split
I’m gonna look into the camera right now, and if you’re out there and you’re struggling with your sexuality.. I love you. You are very important to me. You’re very important to this society. God doesn’t make mistakes. You are very special. It gets hard.. It gets hard, sometimes. But it gets really cool afterwards. Accept yourself.
Ricky on The View, nov. 3rd, 2010