a place for things that have opened up portals in my mind. things that i find often find myself returning to because it seems i am always finding something new to appreciate / understand. i am grateful for those who shared these visions/worlds with us, as they are deeply inspirational to my own process of being. this will be updated whenever i want in no particular order of importance because we do not believe in rubrics like that.
i hope these take you down your own new paths of discovery & wonder.
Night Club (1983) - Jonathan Hodgson
“Based on sketches made in Liverpool of the drinking clubs the film observes human behavior in a social situation. Hinting at the loneliness felt by the individual lost in a crowd”
Discourse on Colonialism
by Aimé Césaire
a beautifully written, clear synthesis of colonialism & how it structures our thinking / life.
FULL PDF AVAILABLE HERE
The Feels・S2E22・STRANGER feat. Rory Ferreira
In STRANGER, Charlie talks with a guy from down the block about books and fatherhood.
i love this video because it gives me a sort of indescribable type of comfort. and this comment by what i imagine to be someone close to rory, perhaps a close family member adds another dimension. rory ferreira (music as R.A.P Ferreira fka Milo - afrolab9000.bandcamp.com & soulfolks.org) is an artist who, maybe more than anyone else, has completely blown apart preconcieved notions of what one should / could be as an artist / person navigating this world. he honors his influences constantly and creates a world that you can feel yourself living in. that type of worldbuilding is what i am interested in. not in a colonial context or in any sense of fantasy / escapism.
i want to worldbuild realities for living freely.
Aki Sasamoto: An Artist Walks into a Bar | Art21 "New York Close Up"
this video is a close representation of how my mind works.
LAIKA | Coraline | Behind the Scenes
Jeff Andrade Duncan on Education "I teach my neighbors' kids"
favorite painters currently (march 2021):
Toyin Ojih Odutola