From November, 2014

A Backwards Prowl

“Seht hier das spektakuläre neue Video zu Anaconda von Nicki Minaj!” (1) -Digster Pop, Youtube account holder On August 19, 2014, the music video for Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” confronted the world with an explosion of hyper-saturated colors, hyperactive editing, and hyperbolic sexual behaviour, garnering 19.3 million views within the first 24 hours of its release.…

Wangechi Mutu: Eat My Glitter

Talk delivered at Northwestern University, Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art, panel “Deploying and Shattering Stereotypes” with Joy Bivins and Kathleen Bickford Berzock, Nov. 12, 2014, in conjunction with the exhibition “Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey,” Sept. 9-Dec. 7, 2014; exhibition originated at the Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University I love Mutu’s exhibition…

Fantastic & Provisional

So that it can be summed up again Ordered before it comes up again Or order before it comes up again Or order before it’s summed up again The order before it sums up again Before it sums up unfamiliar That it sums up each unfamiliar Then it sums up each unfamiliar day With a…