EverythingFallsApart

Native American. Blackfoot. University Grad. Reblog. Culture. Comics. Photography.

demandreason:

1181 Aboriginal Women have been murdered or gone missing in Canada in the past 30 years. 

Please Reblog. 

Reblogged from: demandreason via posted by: demandreason
Reblogged from: af-wreck via posted by: existences-deactivated20140213
Reblogged from: monsterhontas via posted by: infamousgod
wandrlust:

Kagerou (Mayfly), 1972 — Daido Moriyama

wandrlust:

Kagerou (Mayfly), 1972 — Daido Moriyama

Reblogged from: wandrlust via posted by: wandrlust

geekynerfherder:

'Star Wars' Original Trilogy by Mainger.

Reblogged from: geekynerfherder via posted by: geekynerfherder

pixelunion-staff:

Blogs We Like | The Last American Indian on Earth

Way back when we interviewed the mods of Black Contemporary Art, we made a point to not add a steaming pile of white commentary. Why? It’s not because white people “aren’t allowed” to have opinions or thoughts on non-white art. Rather, it’s because the reception of virtually all North American art is vastly overdetermined by white interpreters, and also because art made from a specific ethnic/cultural perspective is often better explained by people with at least some direct experience within said specific perspective.

Following that axiom, I’d like to let Gregg Deal, an “artist, a husband, a father and a member of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe,” explain his ongoing work in The Last American Indian on Earth:

This project is a performance art piece. I will be wearing traditional Native American clothing in various, everyday scenarios interacting with the public which will create interesting, thought-provoking, and even comical situations where the public will be forced to look at me, as a stereotypical Native person, and what I’m doing, and question what they are watching.

How will they react if they saw me, a Native dressed in buckskin and a headdress, doing something as mundane as shopping for cereal at the grocery store? How would they react if they saw me eating Chinese food in China Town or taking pictures of buffalo at the National Zoo? How would they react if they saw me waiting in a Metro station or were riding in the same Metro car?

The performances will include a number of things that are simple, mundane, funny, political, over the top, satirical, ironic and even sad. (via)

One point of particular interest is Gregg’s invocation of stereotype, which enhances and complicates the sense of confrontation intrinsic to the project. The hundreds of native tribes in the US have obviously produced huge, diverse bodies of clothing and ornament, but Deal chooses one in particular. Why?

The Plains image is chosen explicitly because its ad nauseam reimagination, replication, and dissemination positions it as the ONLY legitimate iteration of Indianness and thereby obscures both our diversity and contemporaneity. How do I know this? Because this work is grounded in solid research on the health impacts of historic trauma and microaggression in the lives of Native people. And because the artist consistently fact checks and also asks me, a Shawnee woman and applied medical anthropologist, about how this plays. (via kiksuyapo)

Deal’s project has certainly triggered (forced?) dialogue about indigenous genocides, appropriation, and assimilation in the US, both in person and online, making it one of the most effective and impactful long-form art performances in recent memory. Kerry Hawk Lessard’s commentary on this image alone is one of the most inspiring gems of art interpretation/exegesis I’ve read in months, and it’s gratefully only one of many truly illuminating thoughts to grow from Deal’s project. Whether a particular instance/event is crass, subtle, funny, or tragic, Deal’s project is vital, intense, and wholly necessary.

Follow the Last Indian Twitter and Facebook pages, and check out Gregg’s main site too.

Reblogged from: pixelunion-staff via posted by: pixelunion-staff
Reblogged from: izanzanwin via posted by: izanzanwin
pale-orange:

Adictad

pale-orange:

Adictad

Reblogged from: pale-orange via posted by: pale-orange
geekfanhumor:

To The Bat Trampoline

geekfanhumor:

To The Bat Trampoline

Reblogged from: geekfanhumor via posted by: geekfanhumor
sarah482:

royalblackpirate:

officialjeffgoldblum:

sgt-skippy:

officialjeffgoldblum:

I still laugh about the amount of people this post has angered

So you hate America?

oh honey

But you can only be angered by this if you’re an idiot because that’s the correct answer

amen to that

sarah482:

royalblackpirate:

officialjeffgoldblum:

sgt-skippy:

officialjeffgoldblum:

I still laugh about the amount of people this post has angered

So you hate America?

oh honey

But you can only be angered by this if you’re an idiot because that’s the correct answer

amen to that

Reblogged from: sarah482 via posted by: officialjeffgoldblum

The last picture taken of Jim Morrison.

The last picture taken of Jim Morrison.

(Source: babeimgonnaleaveu)

Reblogged from: 123aasdfghjkl via posted by: babeimgonnaleaveu