Posts Tagged: Performance
Although the performance was over a month ago, a gorgeous video of FKA twigs’s set at the Pitchfork Festival in Chicago was recently released online. The artist has not performed much beyond the festival circuit this summer, meaning if you, like us, tend to avoid large crowds, this video is worth a watch....more
He flipped similes and metaphors like a battle rapper holding court in a cipher that was his and his alone. Even his jabs were like couplets that told you more about yourself than you could have ever hoped to know.
NPR reflects on the legacy of the late Muhammad Ali, an artist who fought for freedom and truth through words in and out of the ring....more
Genevieve Valentine explores the performance of toxic masculinity for Strange Horizons. Valentine uses the horror movie The Guest to deconstruct both the camp and the too-real danger of toxic masculinity:
The film’s most suspense-generating disconnect is between the degree to which toxic masculinity viewed from afar is hilarious, and the degree to which toxic masculinity viewed close up will literally kill you.
Emily Gaynor writes for Weird Sister on the performative aesthetic of Internet “sad girls,” who use their work to explore the boundaries of acceptable/unacceptable public displays of emotion for women:
Performing sadness is a self-indulgent practice, and that’s part of what makes it radical.
Is there, perhaps, something in your life which begs applause? Or maybe you want to help break a world record, or affirm strangers, or do you just like clapping? Rumpus contributor Dustin Luke Nelson is putting on two hours of unbroken applause at the Walker Art Center’s Open Field in Minneapolis on Thursday (6/26) from 5:30-7:30....more
The New York Comics & Picture-Story Symposium is a weekly forum for discussing the tradition and future of text/image work. Open to the public, it meets Tuesday nights from 7 to 9 PM EST in New York City....more
The New York Comics & Picture-Story Symposium is a weekly forum for discussing the tradition and future of text/image work....more
Years ago I happened upon a series of arresting images on cable. There was a young Mick Jagger cavorting in a bath tub with two svelte beauties. A child wearing a fake mustache. A still image of Jorge Luis Borges rising out of a gunshot wound to the head....more