Archive for October, 2016
This is the exchange that occurs when one ego undermines the culture in power.
This is the latest animated loop inspired by traversing the city. Whether walking or on public transit, observations of urban life trigger visual ideas that are rendered as brief animations. Audio accompanying the animations are recordings from urban walks as well as interviews with NYC residents. The audio accompanying this animation is from a brief excerpt from an extended interview with my 86 year old neighbor Louise.
Peaches has been making music for over two decades and over that time has not reached the popularity that she is enjoying today. With her 2015 “Rub” album she is receiving the recognition long deserved as she puts herself front and center in the current Culture Wars. “I Mean Something” strikes at ageism and “Rub” obliterates any body and gender norms. Peaches work is as timely as ever; perhaps popular culture has finally begun to catch up with her. As Cameron Cook of Pitchfork puts it “Peaches may be the only female pop musician working today who sings about sex while firmly and intentionally diverting the objectifying male gaze.”
In Peaches music videos women are the heroes and they are sexualized, but not as figures servicing men, instead they enjoy one another and reflect self-empowerment.
Peaches – I Mean Something (featuring Feist)
It’s also pretty great how Peaches has chosen to work with past punk icons Iggy Pop and more recently Kim Gordon.
If you’d like to help out a great school – the Brooklyn Prospect Charter School (BPCS) – save your book shopping for the weekend of October 15th and 16th at Greenlight Bookstore. Greenlight Bookstore will donate 20% of all purchases to Brooklyn Prospect Charter School, but you must specify at checkout that you wish to have the 20% donated to BPCS. And the donation works both in the physical store in Brooklyn at 686 Fulton Street as well as online.