“I have been in the world, but not of it.”
W.E.B. du Bois, Darkwater
We woke up on November 9 to a 43.13% hike in stocks for the Corrections Corporation of America.
Avant-garde, Conceptual and Contemporary Art are conditioned by and intertwined with fascism. In full opposition to these traditions, we want to make a statement about unconditional solidarity and support:
We are unconditionally committed to Black Power. The fostering of, the movement for, the rise of unmediated Black Power. We remember the Combahee River Collective’s statement, “If Black women were free, it would mean that everyone else would have to be free since our freedom would necessitate the destruction of all the systems of oppression.” The horizon is the fixation, the horizon is the direct objective.
We are unconditionally committed to decolonization. Decolonization of lands, water, resources–of knowledge and systems and beauty. We are unconditionally committed to all previous attempts and future actions towards this prophecy.
We have been vigilant in studying our enemies, and to depicting them the way we see them, and not as we have been taught. We are unconditionally committed to utilizing our imaginations to sympathize with the weak and not with those in power–to extend the possibilities to those at the bottom and not to excuse and justify permeating violences. Power will be dismantled and dismantled here.
We woke up on Monday, November 14 to another 10% hike in the stocks for the Corrections Corporation of America:
We are present and more adamant at dismantling white supremacy and anti-Blackness than ever before.
This space will continue to remain unconditionally committed to the artistic visions of vulnerable communities. Women of color, undocumented persons, marginalized genders, marginalized communities, those living with disabilities, the poor, the refugee, the FOREVER emerging–we write because of you and we write for you.
Internet utopias as placeholder experiments in the pending and ongoing insurrections:
Eunsong Kim & Gelare Khoshgozaran