Wherever I am, at whatever place
On earth, I hide from people
The conviction that I’m not from here.
It’s as if I’d been sent,
to extract as many,
Colors, tastes, sounds smells, to experience,
Everything that is a man’s share,
to transpose what was felt,
Into a magical register,
and carry it there,
From whence I came.
Itching for a thought-provoking cinematic experience but dreading the astronomical prices that New Yorkers pay to go to the theater? Grab some popcorn and head over to the 14th Street Passage on the High Line to see Adrian Paci’s trio of video works now on view (for free!). Paci’s three works – The Encounter (2011), PilgrIMAGE (2005) and Turn On (2004) – are inspired by both Paci’s tumultuous biography and broader, more global topics of identity as shaped by politics and socio-economics. With only two weeks left to see the short films, we thought we would highlight how these three videos relate to Paci’s fascinating biography and captivating career.
The call to embrace creativity does not typically include a call for equality, decent and meaningful work, social care and compassion, and social justice.
from Privatizing Creativity: The Ruse of Creative Capitalism by Max Haiven.
A long read, but worth it if you’ve got some skepticism about the push for creativity and art as the “solution” to so many of our “problems” - maybe time for a reframe?