"An Undoing" is series of drawings which form an animated GIF, created in collaboration with PBS Digital Studios’ THE ART ASSIGNMENT project, where each artist participating creates an art assignment for the viewers and themselves to participate in.
The “assignment” proposed for "An Undoing" involved creating a piece which articulated something (or someone) intimate to oneself and to draw it out (with whatever means) in a series of frames to form a GIF.
Pelo Malo / Bad Hair (dir. by Mariana Rondón)
Synopsis: A nine-year-old boy’s preening obsession with straightening his hair elicits a tidal wave of homophobic panic in his hard-working, widowed mother, in this tender but clear-eyed coming-of-age tale .
deff wana see this
There are so many layers. I wanna see how they deal with all of them.
STRAIGHT FLEXIN’/Flexin’ My Complexion (2014) // Kameelah Janan Rasheed // www.kameelahr.com
Three individuals wrestle with the decision to work in the sex industry to survive. They struggle physically, emotionally and spiritually to find legitimacy..
This is a trans woman of color centered project, and it deserves our attention, love and (monetary and/or re-blog) support
Frank Plant works primarily with welded steel, he incorporates a great number of other substances to lend character to his sculptures
Nicholas Hlobo, Ndiyafuna, 2006, glass fibre, rubber inner tube, ribbon, jeans, sneakers, lace, wood, 110 x 170 x 100cm (approximate)
The meaning of the word ndiyafuna depends in the context of the sentence – it could mean ‘I am looking’ or ‘I desire’. It’s about needing something, desiring something, looking for something.
Petey Greene - How To Eat Watermelon
ICONIC / IMPORTANT / LEGENDARY
Terrance Houle: Urban Indian Series (2004),
Born December 9, 1975, in Calgary. Lives and works in Calgary. In a practice that ranges from performance to photography to film and video works, Blackfoot artist Terrance Houle remakes the troubled history of colonialism and First Nations identity with a roguish wit and punk-rock edge. His strategy matches self-deprecating humour with an uneasy undertone; the results cut away at both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal notions of an urban Indian status quo. In his Urban Indian Series (2004), Houle is pictured grocery shopping, working in an office cubicle and riding public transit—all in elaborate powwow regalia.
In the performance video Friend or Foe (2010–11), he plays off cultural and historical gaps in communication while dressed in a loincloth and communicating by sign language.