"Boston" by Janani Balasubramanian of DARKMATTER
Equal signs appear in the horizon
Like two towers bending over
America remembering how to make skin illegal
How to steal colors & put them in a rainbow
The Middle East is backwards
Let’s bomb them off the map
Black people voted for Prop 8
Let’s build more prisons to incarcerate their homophobia
Palestine does not have enough gay bars
Let’s fund its occupation
Asia has no sexuality at all
Let’s exploit their bodies for our labor…
ON VIEW at SculptureCenter:
Through May 12, 2014
Tropical Readymade (Backpack), SculptureCenter, 2014. Backpack, soil, rocks, plants. Dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist and SculptureCenter.
FEATURED ARTIST: Christine Sun Kim, send + receive v.15, 2013. Performance view. Art and Body: See Me Hear, Winnipeg, Canada.
Sun Kim’s performance as a part of send + receive v.15, took the form of an hour-long performance utilizing a set of piano wires and transducers, with an invitation to visitors to participate.
Kyle’s mind was racing, and the adrenaline was pushing him along faster than his body, frail and weakened from eleven days stowed-away, could take him. He had started poking around at the first mention from the crew of Antwerp, but in his haste and delirium, he played his stealth a bit too clumsily, and had outed his presence by shuffling about in plain day.
Where could he run? The cargo ship was sizable, but without land to flee to, he was beyond capture for only moments at best. As he darted off of the container he had called home for almost two weeks, he tried to catch a glimpse of land in his periphery, but he saw only hopeless blue seas. His legs flopped down on the weather deck of the Eugen Mærsk and the pain brought him back to when this all started, redoubling his determination. I can’t let them send me back now. I’m not going back to New Jersey. I won’t live under my parents’ stupid, fascist rule any longer!