70s Psych & Stoner Rock from Zambia
Chrissy Zebby Tembo
I want to post something about Paul Ngozi but I have to go to work and build flats for some shit at sundance. so i’ll hopefully do that later. picture from Now & Again Records which has reissued beautiful vinyl pressings from the afforementioned artists.
Something reminded me of this song today and I ain’t heard it in years, so I thought I’d post it. Althea & Donna‘s Uptown Top Ranking. So good.
Also, Phyllis Dillon with Don’t Touch Me Tomato.
Alton Ellis’ son Noel recorded a record in the early 80s in Canada which is pretty rad.
Burning Spear‘s classic “Marcus Garvey.”
Big Youth “Pride and Joy Rock”
The self-described “Dark Prince of Dub” Keith Hudson‘s “Darkest Night”
FAMILY IS AN ECONOMIC UNIT, LOVE IS STICKY, WE FEEL AT HOME JUST ABOUT EVERYWHERE. PRIVATE PROPERTY IS CUTE, BUT THE LAW THAT PROTECTS IT WAS ERECTED TO PROTECT THE FIRST ACT OF STEALING. OBJECTS TALK, BUT THE LAW, LIKE A THIEF, IS SILENT. OBJECTS TALK, BUT THEY DONT SAY ALL THEY KNOW, THEY KEEP THEIR SECRETS FOR THEMSELVES.
Guy Ben-Ner’s narrative video Stealing Beauty (2007) was shot in secret at 3 different IKEA’s in 3 different countries, as Ben-Ner and his actors(his family) were forced to change locations every time they were caught taping. The story depicts a family’s trials after their youngest is caught stealing at school. It explores themes of globalism, public spaces, private property, consumerism, family, love and theft. You can watch the video in it’s entirety on UbuWeb.
CHILDREN OF THE WORLD, UNITE! RELEASE THE FUTURE FROM THE SHACKLES OF THE PAST! MY PEERS, IT IS OUR TIME TO STEAL! NOT IN ORDER TO GAIN PROPERTY, BUT IN ORDER TO LOSE RESPECT FOR IT. PROPERTY IS LIKE A GHOST: YOU CAN NOT POSSESS IT WITHOUT BEING POSSESSED BY IT. STEAL, AND LET OTHERS STEAL. LET PROPERTY MOVE FREELY FROM PLACE TO PLACE SO IT WILL NOT HAUNT YOUR HOME. STEAL FROM THE LOCAL SUPERMARKET, STEAL FROM THE CITY! STEAL FROM THE STATE. STEAL FROM YOUR PARENTS! AND ABOVE ALL, DON’T ACCEPT INHERITANCE: STEAL IT! ROB YOUR PARENTS, AND RID YOURSELF OF PROMISES YOU WILL HAVE TO KEEP! CHILDREN OF THE WORLD, UNITE!
Les Fiches Bricolage are the the works of the brilliant french comedian Professeur Choron. In these shorts, he drew humorous connections between domestic life, social conventions, politics, and paranoia.
JUST YOU AND ME
Played on loop, the short piece is based on a character that stands as an iconic figure for an entire generations identity crisis. A figure whose performance is grotesque and inhumane, sexual and heroic.
CORNROW RIDER IS A NEW YORK BASED ARTIST COLLECTIVE. THE COLLECTIVE WAS ESTABLISHED IN 2008 AS A PLATFORM FOR SEVERAL ARTISTS TO WORK COLLABORATIVELY CROSSBREEDING GENRES, BACKGROUNDS, IDENTITIES AND WORK HABITS. THE WORKS AIM TO CONFRONT THE PARADOX OF THE CURRENT AGE BY ILLUMINATING THE PROCESS IN WHICH REGIONAL ECONOMIES, SOCIETIES, AND CULTURES HAVE BECOME INTEGRATED THROUGH A GLOBE SPANNING NETWORK OF EXCHANGE. MEMBERS OF THE COLLECTIVE HAVE EXHIBITED INDEPENDENTLY AND COLLABORATIVELY IN BOTH GALLERIES AND MUSEUMS WORLDWIDE.
CHICAGO VS DENVER
“…AN UNEDITED AMERICAN FOOTBALL GAME FROM THE 2009 NFL PRE SEASON. WITH THIS SEEMINGLY EFFORTLESS GESTURE OF SHIFTING THE CONTEXT FROM LIVING ROOM TO GALLERY, THE COLLECTIVE MINES CONVENTIONAL MEDIA TO WARHOLIAN PROPORTIONS. CHICAGO VS DENVER CONTINUES THE COLLECTIVES EXPLORATION OF CLASS, RACE, AND SEXUALITY NOT BY MANIPULATING THE SOURCE MATERIAL, BUT THE ACTUAL AUDIENCE WHO CONSUMES IT.”
The Thankless Task of Living Your Life For You is the blog of artist Brian Faucette, who’s works address systems of meaning and value taken for granted by the bastions of contemporary culture. Faucette works in a variety of media, but here we are given a chance to glimpse his daily explorations of writing and digital graphic works, which he approaches, as in his paintings and sculptures, from an ostensibly formalist position, which is then constantly called into self-reflexive question and doubt as he undercuts the sacred mythology of modernism with the profanity of the earnest.