forgot to say i’m on this panel today/tonight 3pm EST, 9pm CET
forgot to say i’m on this panel today/tonight 3pm EST, 9pm CET
Hey hey… on an AWESOME panel with some of my favorite humans. QUEER FUTURES- please note the times are in EST, convert to the timezone you are in if you need. Each panel day is great, but if you want to hear me, I’m on 10/10.
Pdf of zine that was a part of a performance around consent and contemporary performance. Part of a broadcast, and a product of ongoing research. It exist in print- limited edition of 50. In zine fashion you can download and print on your own for free!
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg spent her entire life fighting for justice for women, people of color, the LGBTQIA+ community, those with disabilities, and those who suffered religious persecution. Her life’s work was dedicated to helping those who need it most.
There are many people on Tumblr expressing their grief, fear, sadness, anger, and pain tonight as we all process her death. Feel whatever you need to feel right now. Let it out. It is healthy. Reach out for a little help if you need it. That’s healthy, too.
And then, when you’re ready, consider making a plan to honor the woman who fought for all of us with civic action. If you have spare time, consider using it to phone bank or text bank for an official who could use the volunteers. If you have spare cash, find a legal aid or bail fund to assist someone who needs it more. If you have the opportunity to help out anyone, seize it. If you’re eligible to vote, please vote. People like RBG are why you have the right to do so.
The power of doing nothing!
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The power of doing nothing…
To the #Blackout Community and Tumblr at large,
We know you must have a lot of questions or are feeling distressed about the news. The world has been dealing with a lot this year, and it is an especially harrowing time for Black Americans and Black folks abroad. We know your biggest question right now could be summed up by a quote from Toni Morrison:
“What can I do where I am?”
Here at #TheBlackout, we have decided to help you start finding an answer to that question - we feel that we need each other. We need unity, organization, a clear sense of direction, but more importantly, a space where you can be yourself without judgement or fear.
So, in addition to boosting your art and businesses, our highest priority right now is to provide you all with resources to help you start from where you are.
This is a masterpost of places you can donate, find mental health + spaces for radical self-care, and just do something fun. We will be adding on as things change.
- Minneapolis Freedom Bail Fund & Louisville Community Bail Fund
- Reclaim the Block
- Black Visions Collective
- The Official GoFundMe of George Floyd’s Family
- Official Petition for Breonna Taylor
- Justice for Regis Official Fund
- Tony McDade’s Memorial Fund
- Black Lives Matter Network
Mental Health Resources:
- Ethel’s Club - Black-owned and operated social club offering access to Black therapists and a multitude of creative events for People of Color.
- Crisis Text Line - A different approach to crisis intervention, Crisis Text Line offers you help when you text 741-741. You’ll be able to chat with someone who is willing to listen and provide you with additional resources.
- Shine Text. – Black-owned! Sign up to receive cheerful texts and tips every day.
- Therapy For Black Girls - A Black-owned a directory to help you find Black therapists in your area.
Tips for Organizing/Protesting:
- Knowing your rights - ACLU
- How To Prepare for a Protest. (Remember to wear a mask in or to protect yourself!)
- A Twitter thread of suggested readings
Fun Online Communities and Things to Do:
Some of our favorite online communities.
Join us for the 5/31 Emergency #Blackout/#BlackoutDay here on Tumblr and Twitter.
Tumblr has always been a fierce believer in free speech and the power it gives to the people who wield it. Throughout history, free speech has been the most important tool used to fight for racial and social justice. The protests being held in honor of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery are no different. They are important. They should not be ignored or derided. The disproportionate violence Black people face from those who have power in our country is not acceptable. It’s on all of us, regardless of race, to stand up for what is right, to demand justice, and to demand change.
Say their names.
Black lives matter.
COLOR BLOCK is still on. STAY SAFE!
Color Block: UPDATE May/June 2020
As it stands now in response to covid-19 color block is still happening!!.The care rest and healing that is usually a focus for Color Block programming is still the focus, and will find new forms. STAY SAFE!
COLOR BLOCK APPLICATION NOW OPEN! APPLY NOW
HEY! NO NEED TO REGISTER! you can just show up on sat! XXX
Freedom of Movement at the Stedelijk Museum
A long lasting affair…
Bodies of Knowledge May 3-5th 2019 Van Abbe Museum
There’s No Going Back! May 23rd & 24th 2019 Reservation:
Willem de Kooning Academy, entrance through Wijnhaven 61, 3011 WJ Rotterdam
W.E.R.K. Summer programming at Ponderosa Sign up Now!
22.–27. July, 2019:
Color Block · Co-facilitated by Joy Mariama Smith and Idàn Sagiv Richter Applications open Now!
29. July–1. August, 2019:
RAR (Radical Abundance Ruckus) · Curated by Joy Mariama Smith and Alicia Grant ·
With offerings by Zwoisy Mears-Clarke, Folami Bayode, Natalie Igor Dobkin, and Ambrita Sunshine
2.–4. August, 2019:
Tipping Utopia Un-conference · Hosted by Stephanie Maher and Joy Mariama Smith · Catalysed by Peter Pleyer, Shelley Etkin, Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, Mad Kate, Manu Cascales, Thomas F. De Frantz, and more
Sign up Now…
Registration now open for COLOR BLOCK 2018
link to application
The Future of Demonstration is an art series that engages with the transformation towards post-global ecologies and societies by exploring the notion of demonstration and its technological, political, pedagogical and aesthetic capacities. Season 1 VERMÖGEN will take place in Vienna, Austria and online from October 31 – November 11, 2017. Venue: REAKTOR
…upcoming in Philadelphia
October 19th, 2017
Santa Melodica Orchestra by Andreas Trobollowitsch at
TodaysArt Festival 2017
22 + 23 September, The Hague
Color Block 2017 @ Ponderosa Movement & Discovery
Photos by Chani Bockwinkel
…upcoming in Philadelphia.
In collaboration with…#sergiselvas
Project Proposal in collaboration with Isabelle Sully. See some of our personal adds at https://www.collagefestival.com/
During this residency we wish to further our research as part of a larger project called ‘PROJECT:PROPOSAL’. In ‘Propositions of Engagement’, our proposal we aim to further our research on
solo one-to-one performance, romance, intimacy, consent, agency (feminism, queer theory), real vs. fake, ritual, beguilement and romance/courtship.
Working collaboratively we will constantly work with the structure of proposition as the basis for generating text and performance. We will reﬂect, produce, [re]generate material based on the embodied performance of the rural and the performance of self via voice, movement and automatic writing.
The methodology surrounding this project has been developed through a resistance of and opposition to deﬁnitions of the ‘rural’ through this project we are proposing a deﬁnition of rural within which we can work, and that we have deﬁned ourselves, which focuses on intersectionalities — rather than existing within the dichotomy of urban and rural. What we mean by this is: does this dichotomy serve us? We acknowledge the inherent romanticism associated with the rural and have chosen to direct our attention to this constructed romance by using the vehicle of spousal relationships as a medium.
Coming from an ancestry where the relationship to land and ‘countryside’ — which happens to be the etymological root of rural — is not romantic, where instead, this narrative was interrupted and disrupted by the colonial project, it seems necessary to focus on romance as a tool for social activism and performance.
In this project we are engaging in a (re)generative process, that antagonised the line between social practice and art as life. It is through this project that we propose to talk about the intersection of rural within the frame of our own cultural narrative, to talk about ethnicity, race, class, sexuality and gender through our own current margins and the lens of commodiﬁcation of self in order to survive.