Nikita Gale, SOME WEATHER (Blizzard), 2021
What are you most excited about with this new work ‘SOME WEATHER’ by Nikita Gale?
Much like our current unpredictable weather patterns (I’m answering these questions following the most biblical of downpours and hail storms), I love that Nikita has conceived a series of four different weather patterns, so on any given night one can’t predict which it will be. The videos will also vary from London Piccadilly to Seoul’s K-Pop Square and Tokyo’s Shinjuku Station, which only enhances the different experiences worldwide.
"Civil Wars" by June Jordan, 1981
In Civil Wars, June Jordan's battleground is the intersection of private and public reality, which she explores through a blending of personal reflection and political analysis. From journal entries on the line between poetry and politics and a discussion of language and power in "White" versus "Black" English, to First Amendment issues, children's rights, Black studies, American violence, and sexuality, Jordan documents the very personal ways in which she meshes with the social issues of modern-day life in this country.