THE GRID. 2010. I’m dedicating this video to everyone who has come to consciousness about our human condition and is out in these streets expanding social justice in whatever way you need to. A lot of folks surprised at the power of activists this summer. I was! Shouldn’t have been. They’ve been mobilizing and honing resistance-craft for years now. #BLM now socially comprehensible because black women methodically built the discourse necessary for legibility. Changing the world is a process, a collaboration, a proposal for impossible things. — this video stars Alem Brhan Sapp. @alemsapp Produced by Kahlil Joseph. Shot in Malibu state park. Responding to prevailing ideas around Land Art and the series of gestures from Smithson while he residenced at Kent State in particular. A slow methodical 15 minutes. Maybe it’s a minute for every 10 years of black struggle. Maybe. Get comfy. 💋🙏🏾✨🌳🧶🐸🧘🏾♀️🧵🤟🏾✊🏿🌞🌳 - Cauleen Smith's Instagram, 29 June
TABLEAU I SPY:
"Deeply embedded in our “ways of doing business” in America, is the fundamental belief that the black body, even while producing great profits (especially when incarcerated), can and must absorb brute force and coercive control within our cultural and economic markets. Indeed, systemic knowledge proposed that black people don’t feel pain the way white people do; moreover, and the pain inflicted upon us is provoked by our very blackness which marks us as fugitive."
Harney, Stefano, and Fred Moten, "The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning & Black Study", 2013 (PDF)