This video is a bit over-dramatized, but in a nutshell it proves that too much technological connectivity is ruining our lives.
As a manic content farmer, I understand these pitfalls, which is why lately I've been turning off my phone at every social engagement or activity when speaking and undivided attention is a necessary premium. When people give you the time, the least we can do is give others our complete self for that period of connectivity. After all, the stuff on that little screen is more fleeting and, if you think about it, less valuable in the long run than the takeaways you gain face to face.
Kudos to director Eliot Rausch for his efforts.
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We expect paintings to be static. Perhaps a card player is sitting in a chair, frozen. Or layered drips of paint that have become dry puddles. We know that the painter’s hand moved when these were made (how fast, we don’t know, but it’s easy to point at Jackson Pollock as a vigorous counterpoint to Paul Cézanne), but the artists knew that the result would be still.
“The determination of progress by catalogues and television sets. Only machinery. And blood transfusers” –Cannibal Manifesto, Oswald de Andrade
Maryann and Raymond Eger started dating when they were teenagers in New Dorp Beach, Staten Island. They have been together for over forty years, raising their family in the same house that Maryann was born in. Now, Hurricane Sandy may force them to leave the place they have always called home.
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Here I present two videos featuring two women doing remarkable work toward freedom and democracy for their home country, Burma: the artist Chaw Ei Thein and the Nobel Peace Prize laureate, newly elected Parliamentarian, and chair person of the National League for Democracy, Aung San Suu Kyi (affectionately known as "The Lady").
[Raeda Saadeh, Vacuum. 2007. Video-Installation]
Maria arrived to the United States when she was only 2 years old. She has lived in White Plains, New York for most of her life, and while she considers herself to be an American, she is still an undocumented immigrant under U.S. law.
Maria works as a tattoo artist at La Tinta de la Santa Muerte, a tattoo and piercing shop that she runs with her family.
Here is the final installment of our week long vlog series of four Burmese artists who will be headlining our first ever art show "To Be or Not to Be" at Gallery35 in New York. Below is a profile of Min Kyaw Khine which I chef-ed up. Check it out and if you're in the NYC area, feel free to swing by and experience their work first hand.
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