— if you love me that’s cool, you can do what Nina asks… and say you do, but take it further… I heard somewhere that love is action too… says^robin s^^ the little red bird; show me you do.. show and tell——… ««make love»» #generating your own gravity(spinning<-the sxiense^signs—- of spinning…. dizzy! disease… uneasy)### —a science. Study me… you’ll over stan, bee gee. how deep is your love?***** are you really proud? talk about class.. taalk aoubout propriety… whose pride.. pride based on what… for waht … you hold your head high… it’s not low to hold me.. PDA gimme more… fear is a no go 092513
I approach sharing this video from the context of compiling images of black (male) bodies challenging ideas of space belonging, also observed in images inhabited by SZA, Rihanna, and Jacolby Satterwhite recently seen in residence at New York’s Whitney Museum.. reifying desire. See Chad over the rolling plains? Yea, when is the last time pop media told us this is a place where blackness as an identity exists in tandem, peaceably, free in wide open spaces? Maybe it’s just chill wave aesthetics, maybe it actually is a thing to consider whether or not the attention comes from a place of cherry picking or curatorial preference. Either way the context of these images present a powerful point of reference as they help to illustrate and instigate expectations, desires and aspirations around freedom, from a generation now coming of age. The discussion (especially when the images are of black men) is a fresh intersection of how we regard a topic like climate change / “the environment” as well as the deconstruction of worn ideas regarding gender and race. I’m totally here for it, lol, I AM it.. ttylxo
…Big UPs to all the proud trans bodies out there!!! Ya’ll are the hands at the intersection of science/spirituality moving our society’s discussion of identity forward and higher and deeper and wider! Please please please, stay stay stay visible!