Yoon A Mi
"At Night" involves identifying that people have within themselves some things in which ego-consciousness cannot accept, things that goes against social rules or ideals such as the tendency, request, memory and experiences that have been rejected by an individual.
The main perspective is that such negative elements become contents that are not included in one’s ego, creates the dark image which makes people feel unpleasant and to criticize, and point out that “it is what makes the original form of shadow in the subconsciousness which has been repressed by the consciousness”.
On the night of April 14, 2014, hundreds of schoolgirls at the Chibok boarding school in northeastern Nigeria awoke to the sound of gunfire. They saw men in camouflage approaching and thought soldiers were coming to save them from a militant attack, …
Not one student has been rescued
Even though they were reportedly located months ago
Nigeria’s government paid a Washington public relations firm more than $1.2 million to change the media narrative surrounding the schoolgirls’ abduction, according to a June report by The Hill. The country’s president, Goodluck Jonathan, recently faced severe backlash after a group campaigning for his reelection started using the hashtag #BringBackGoodluck2015, sparking outrage among groups still campaigning for the girls’ return.
"Everyone has their own sense of sexuality or what is beautiful. And for me what is beautiful is something that’s a little odd to the eye. A lot of my work is not that pretty – I think that a lot of it is kind of ugly – even though people think that they’re beautiful images. I like that there’s this dichotomy of the yin and the yang and the positive and the negative rubbing up against each other and creating something new. Because that’s our world. That’s our life, and that’s what makes us who we are. One side isn’t better than the other. I’m a woman born and raised in Camden, New Jersey, the piss hole of New Jersey in many ways. It’s very rough and very poor. But I’m also someone who’s had education, went to some really prestigious schools, and who is well-read, and who has traveled and learned, and that is part of me as well. So I can only put that in my work because it’s an extension of who I am. And that’s what these images are—they’re a representation, an extension of myself. If some of these women look a little harsh that’s fine with me, because there are some of them who don’t. They’re all educated women themselves and they love playing these roles with me. Now I’m working with women who are transgendered men – women who were men earlier in their lives—and I’m interested in those ideas of artifice, and change, and what’s real, and experience, and the frailty of beauty." (Via A Sky Filled with Shooting Stars)
Mickalene Thomas, Le déjeuner sur l’herbe: Les Trois Femmes Noires, 2010.
85/365 days of music
and if youd took to me like
a gull takes to the wind…
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