One day after George Zimmerman was acquitted of the murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, a group of young men gathered in Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn, and discussed Trayvon’s death, Stop and Frisk, and daily life.
We are tired of working, winning, and losing in isolated competition. Together, we can make a powerful cultural front. We can show up for each other, and for non-arts struggles, en masse.
How many of us are there, and what might we do together?
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“ Net art isn’t singular, it doesn’t require the artist’s hand, it isn’t necessarily visual, it often is intangible, and, because it is usually distributed free, it is hard to collect and monetize”
“ Does it make sense to discard an entire oeuvre of work? Or does it simply reflect an inability to live with messiness and ambiguity? To chalk it up as nothing more than the work of a monster, to cast it out of the village, is to senselessly re-affirm the same basic strategy of denial and dehumanization that, ultimately, allows abuse to continue.”
William Warwick on Woody Allen