[…] It is hard to fathom the effect “Carry That Weight” will have as it proceeds — on Columbia, on Ms. Sulkowicz, on the consciousness of sexual assault on campus, or on the thinking of people who encounter her performance. But it seems certain that the piece has set a very high standard for any future work she’ll do as an artist and will also earn her a niche in the history of intensely personal yet aggressively political performance art.
It is so simple: A woman with a mattress, refusing to keep her violation private, carrying with her a stark reminder of where it took place. The work Ms. Sulkowicz is making is strict and lean, yet inclusive and open ended, symbolically laden yet drastically physical. All of this determines its striking quality as art, which in turn contributes substantially to its effectiveness as protest.
Still Life of a Still Life in Front of a Monet
one label that has been continually growing since its conception is veronica beard, created by the veronicas beard in 2010. (yes, they are both named veronica beard. it still blows my mind.) anyway, spring 2015 was all about “graceful confidence and fierce femininity” with a delicate balance of neon pink, railroad stripe cotton and lace tailored into skimming silhouettes with tomboy jackets thrown over. tiger prints and palm garden silks call back to the ‘60s. according to the ladies, their muse’s “devil-may-care attitude keeps her living in the moment with her eyes on the horizon.”
Kasper Sonne “Borderline (New Territory” Series 2013
“To borrow a metaphor from the fossil-fuel age, our job is to inject pressure into the system. Marches aren’t subtle; they don’t lay out detailed manifestos. Movements work by making the status quo impossibly uncomfortable—by deploying people, arguments, metaphors, and images until our leaders have no choice but to change and, in so doing, release some of that pressure.”
Emma Sulkowicz is on the cover of this month’s New York Magazine and that is the coolest thing wow
DUUUUDE this is a huge fluting deal honestlyThis is awesome. I wish they chose a different shot for the cover though. Her story, actions, voice are so much stronger than depicted
i forget so easily
but lord let me not be fazed
by worries and fears
i seek truth
which you are
how can someone be truth?
how can someone be love?
and how can someone be LIFE?
what is love?
what is the meaning of life?
what is the meaning of god?
help me go beyond words
i want to think
needing that kind reminder again