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globalwarmist:

Earlier this year, London’s Tate Modern acquired “Sabra and Shatila Massacre” (1982-83), an epic mural-sized drawing by pioneering Iraqi artist Dia al-Azzawi. Sprawling as it is towering and engulfing, the artist began the massive work after news surfaced that between two and three thousand Palestinian and Lebanese civilians were strategically murdered in and around the refugee camps of southern Beirut in 1982. While creating “Sabra and Shatila Massacre,” al-Azzawi was also moved by Jean Genet’s “Four Hours in Shatila,” a written dispatch of the hell on earth that was the site of this civil-war era carnage, the violent details of which are impossible to take in without periodically searching for respite by turning away from the page.
- Dia al-Azzawi’s “Sabra and Shatila Massacre”

globalwarmist:

Earlier this year, London’s Tate Modern acquired “Sabra and Shatila Massacre” (1982-83), an epic mural-sized drawing by pioneering Iraqi artist Dia al-Azzawi. Sprawling as it is towering and engulfing, the artist began the massive work after news surfaced that between two and three thousand Palestinian and Lebanese civilians were strategically murdered in and around the refugee camps of southern Beirut in 1982. While creating “Sabra and Shatila Massacre,” al-Azzawi was also moved by Jean Genet’s “Four Hours in Shatila,” a written dispatch of the hell on earth that was the site of this civil-war era carnage, the violent details of which are impossible to take in without periodically searching for respite by turning away from the page.

- Dia al-Azzawi’s “Sabra and Shatila Massacre”

nezua

nezua:

nezua:

Just Desserts, 2014
Directed by Nezua

A girl who feels bullied and blue finds a magical and unexpected escape route from her tormentor.

Hey hey hey! Here it is, finally. The short film I directed using chlldren as actors. Luna (8) and I cooked up the story idea, I wrote it up into a treatment and then I storyboarded it. Luna shot most of it under my direction, and I shot the last scene, in which she acted.

That scene feels hot and dry, and it was, in truth. The girls grew impatient, and I didn’t blame them. It was sweltering. In fact, Scene 3 is the only one we shot out of sequence, so they could do their shots and get out of the 95 degree heat. I had water in the shade and they would run to it between takes. On the other hand, their discomfort worked well for the ‘card shark tumbleweed’ vibe that I wanted for the scene. There’s a lot more to tell about this film, but I’m going to save my thoughts, and interview the kids, and get it across in a mini docu of ‘the making.’

Directing children requires being very creative and flexible, as they have a short attention span, and less tolerance for the grueling workload that making even a short film requires. But these kids were amazing. They ‘got it,’ kept at it, did multiple takes, adjusted to direction, stayed out in hot, hot weather, worked long days (4 hours in sun), and grew to understand continuity issues, the disjointed nature of shooting a narrative on film, and the illusion that media presents. They gradually fell into their characters, and I’m very proud of Juilan, who is an Aspie, and in that sense, inhabiting concocted moods and showing experience in the face through expressions is not natural for him.

All the kids are very proud of the work, and laugh and jump at all the right moments when we watch it over. They are looking forward to the next film. Hope you enjoy it.

For the day crowd I’ll only add that while I didn’t plan it this way, the film aces the Bechdel test in the first handful of seconds. What I was aware of and did enjoy, even in the writing, was how much the piece centers the experiences of girls.

pluralfloral
hallofmirrorzz:

Last night I went to a non-academic lecture on the late Lisa Bufano and the artwork she made. It was really interesting and I highly recommend people look her up. Some of her work can be found on youtube and there’s a show going on until Sunday in Oshawa.The lecture was more or less a friend and collaborator talking in depth about her work. He explained that when she was 21 she developed a staph infection and overnight she went from being an exotic dancer, relying on her abled-body as a primary source of income to becoming a bilateral below-the-knee and total finger-thumb amputee, relying on a broken medical system for support. Her friend told a story about the first time she unwrapped the bandages from her hands, against her doctors orders and she described what she saw as five opened mouths, which she would later turn into a performance piece with the same name. She is quoted as sayingDespite my own terror and discomfort in being watched (or, maybe, because of it), I am finding that being in front of viewers as a performer with deformity can produce a magnetic tension that could be developed into strength. I attempt to channel this tension by exaggerating the mode of physical difference (for example, presenting myself on stilts).

hallofmirrorzz:

Last night I went to a non-academic lecture on the late Lisa Bufano and the artwork she made. It was really interesting and I highly recommend people look her up. Some of her work can be found on youtube and there’s a show going on until Sunday in Oshawa.

The lecture was more or less a friend and collaborator talking in depth about her work. He explained that when she was 21 she developed a staph infection and overnight she went from being an exotic dancer, relying on her abled-body as a primary source of income to becoming a bilateral below-the-knee and total finger-thumb amputee, relying on a broken medical system for support. Her friend told a story about the first time she unwrapped the bandages from her hands, against her doctors orders and she described what she saw as five opened mouths, which she would later turn into a performance piece with the same name.

She is quoted as saying

Despite my own terror and discomfort in being watched (or, maybe, because of it), I am finding that being in front of viewers as a performer with deformity can produce a magnetic tension that could be developed into strength. I attempt to channel this tension by exaggerating the mode of physical difference (for example, presenting myself on stilts).

filthyfreckles

filthyfreckles:

snotgirl:

filthyfreckles:

liquidcoma:

solar—gambling:

i-xviii:

filthyfreckles:

towardoffmadness:

filthyfreckles:

Girly things

Ridic..that baby nug would last me 2seconds. And xanex is for people with anxiety what a boring ass drug to take recreationally . This bores me. Grow up,

whatever bro, dont be hating, the baby nugget was the center piece of MY art work. I have an anxiety prescript , its is not for recreational use its simply multimedia self expression.. plz quit hatin and maybe be a little more thoughtful and less judgmental when  telling people to grow up. 

p.s friendly reminder: being nice makes the world a better place. please try to remember that ther are a lot of things going on in every body’s life when you think about insulting somebody who you know nothing about. :) 

Towardoffmadness is probably the most boring trash in the universe

towardoffmadness probz hasnt done xanax recreationallly either~

ive done xanax recreationally and it just makes me pass out, but towardoffmadness is still a complete asshole who doesn’t know what they’re talking about AT ALL

Yeeea baby, y’all so sweet. Saying what I don’t have the effort to. I love my bright minded followers!

This was one of my dumb ass followers that reblogged this I’m srry bb xoxoxo

It’s not ur fault some people just lack understanding ily boo