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Away from home day 12(?)
Love working with these stinkers.
This happened during the election too, but when things get stressful I continue work on my Yellowman biopic movie treatment ideas. Working Title: “Zungguzungguzunggungguzeng: The Yellowman Story” We all cope in different ways.
This is “the Food Conspiracy Co-op” in Tucson, AZ. The original Food Conspiracy extended from a project by the San Francisco based theater/activist group, The Diggers who got bored working within theaters. They created a plan for a “Free City” and started acting out parts of it – distributing stuff at Free Stores and food on the streets. They realized they could get food straight from farms for cheaper and then distribute it nearly at cost. They jokingly started calling it “the Food Conspiracy” to beat those who’d accuse them@of being communists to the punch. The collective distribution of food idea took off and eventually got too big to run out of people’s garages so they opened what became food co-ops and natural food stores (and arguably, once you remove all the critical economic ideas: Costco) many that still exist across the country. Like this one in Tucson. The Diggers did much more and their influence had ripple effects around the world – but the point is: all this all started as an art project.
Ran out of gas for the first time in a decade? Felt so young! I was back on the road in 20m, but I don’t know how many hours I’ve spent on the side of the road with old cars, scooters, and motorcycles. #Lambretta #tv175
My mom bought me these socks. I wear them on special occasions.
On the set of La Jetee
In Oxford UK with @thec4aa and @intelligentmischief working with @atlanticfellows in our “Dream Lab”.
At the Ford Foundation today to talk about Artistic Activism and @thec4aa.
In Accra, Ghana this week working with artistic activists across West Africa – Ghana, Senegal, and Guinea – to help them create a “West Africa Creative Action Team” (WACAT). The participants will develop their own curriculum to train other artists and activists in their region.
I swear I found it like this sitting in the newsstand.