I ate a quahog (a big clam) and now im officialy a Rhode Islander it seems #riwc #theintercontinentalist
Dinner flow aka “its not paella but its got all the same ingredients”- words from the Dom #riwc #theintercontinentalist
Big brother flow #riwc #theintercontinentalist
Colony life sundays #riwc #thecleveragency #theintercontinentalist
We’re excited to have finally gotten in, after many, many entreaties and much finagling, CHIMURENGA CHRONIC, a pan-African gazette of the “now-now”. Internationally produced, its genesis is South African, with cultural funding from Germany. From their own lips:
"…a publication borne out of an urgent need to write our world differently, to begin asking new questions, or even the old ones anew. When will the new emerge – and if it is already here, how do we decipher it? In which ways do people live their lives with joy and creativity and beauty, sometimes amid suffering and violence, and sometimes perpendicular to it? How do people fashion routines and make sense of the world in the face of the temporariness or volatility that defines so many of the arrangements of social existence here? These questions loom over a contemporary Africa. Yet most knowledge produced on the continent remains heavily reliant on simplistic and rigid categories unable to capture the complexities that inflect so much of contemporary quotidian life here."
So, in addition to a robust book supplement insert, there are thoughtful pieces on Apartheid litigation (and its effects), the “throwing of shit” in protests, “critical futurity”, “philatelic time travel” (and postage stamps) in film, and a profound, blistering piece by Youssef Rakha on events in Egypt. And MORE, MORE, MORE. Read Chimurenga Chronic, do….
Must investigate this…
"I can only conclude what they feel from the state of their institutions" / Baldwin re: Whites (Dick Cavett Show)
File under: Seersucker, Patterns, Suits, Layers, Pins, Ties, Stripes, Gingham, Accessories
Farmers market flow at the Rhode Island Writers Conference #riwc #theintercontinentalist #thecleveragency
A coffee cabinet made here is a Rhode Island specialty #riwc #theintercontinentalist #thecleveragency (at Delekta Pharmacy)
Sunsets in rhode island #riwc #theintercontinentalist #thecleveragency
Old painting, new wheatpaste.
In 2011, I began a series of paintings called Victim of American Fear.(The title is from this article by Adam Serwer for The Prospect. As an illustrator, I’m often inspired to create a painting from something I’ve read.)
The series was meant to address the killings of black people that happen when people find themselves afraid of black people just because they are black. Think Trayvon Martin. Think Oscar Grant.
Also think Renisha McBride. If I continue this series, I’ll want to include a black woman.
After the recent killings of more black bodies, I decided to try these paintings out on the street as wheatpastes.
Critiquing my own work, I do think these paintings are a little over-literal, with the gun targets covering the bodies. I don’t mean to be provocative just for the sake of it. But I do think it’s a strong image.
These are pasted in Newark.