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Nothing to see here. No, really.

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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.

turn up

Contemporary Art Week!

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Lucy MacKeith has started a research project tracing Black History in Devon, England. The map is explored in this document, which offers a brief exploration of primary documents, artworks, and records. It is downloadable and translates well into an educational handout.
Further exploration and thematic writing is available here on the following topics:

Foreword by Sam Walker, Director, AMBH


Why black history in Devon?


Black Romans in Devon?


Saint Maurice


Devon’s connection with the slave trade and slavery


Gravestones illustrating the links between Devon and black history


Black people and the sea; The London 


The Swete Family in Modbury 


Joe Green


Devon and the abolition of the slave trade


Compensation for slavery?


How to remember slavery and the slave trade?


Who is this man?


Olaudah Equiano Moretonhampstead


Black soldiers and Devon


My Father, by Zena Burland


Jane, a black Devonian


How to take the study of black history forward


Conclusion   -  writing black history of the past and today


Resources for learning


Notes for educators in schools, museums and libraries


Notes on the text


Picture sources and acknowledgements


Photo credits


Mapping the black presence in Devon

medievalpoc:

Lucy MacKeith has started a research project tracing Black History in Devon, England. The map is explored in this document, which offers a brief exploration of primary documents, artworks, and records. It is downloadable and translates well into an educational handout.

Further exploration and thematic writing is available here on the following topics:

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Blondie - Rapture

Because the day that I ever get tried of this (aka the-one-with-the-glorious-genre-mash-layered-over-with-THAT-performance-from-Harry) will be terribly sad.

And on a shallow note, want that playsuit. Oh yes.

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"Kinks Shirt" by Matt Nathanson

What I really appreciate about this video is that the song makes no mention of the woman’s trans* status; they could have easily done something different with this video, and had Matt’s love interest be cis.

But no, she’s trans*, and most importantly, Character!Matt doesn’t care.  They meet, they flirt, they sleep together, they talk over breakfast and clearly have a connection.  That’s what matters, not the fact that this woman wasn’t born with a vagina.

THIS IS A BIG DEAL YOU GUYS

God, I didn’t think I needed more reasons to love Matt Nathanson but apparently now I have some.

Matt Nathanson’s been my hero for a really, really long time, and this makes it 10000% times more important that everyone pay more attention to him.

i know I sound like a broken record with this… but getting comments & positive feedback for this video is just beyond. just fucking incredible. i couldn’t believe more in it and the kind of world bobcat (the director) painted. acceptance and tolerance for the win!

Thank you, Mr. Nathanson.  Really, truly, deeply.  Thank you.  This matters.

This is not my usual kind of music, but I’ve watched this multiple times, and will reblog it every time it comes across my dash.  This is important.

Buy this guy’s stuff, people.  Seriously.

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singingflames submitted:





Fantasica Ouch Pose



The game, Fantasica, is full of rubber spines, wtf clothes and boobs and butts posing, but this is the worst Escher Girl nightmare I’ve seen. It hurts to look at.






WHY IS THAT POOR CHARACTER SO BROKEN OH GOD WHY.

eschergirls:

singingflames submitted:

Fantasica Ouch Pose

The game, Fantasica, is full of rubber spines, wtf clothes and boobs and butts posing, but this is the worst Escher Girl nightmare I’ve seen. It hurts to look at.

WHY IS THAT POOR CHARACTER SO BROKEN OH GOD WHY.