Tag: Postcards to the Future

Postcards to the Future: HORRIFIC / Julie Patton

In this collage, visual artist, poet and performer Julie Patton shows a literal “world view” of the primordial mermaid who also sees the bones of Black people in the depths of the Atlantic.                       “This work is so pertinent to historically tied fins, souls tangled

Postcards to the Future: HORRIFIC / Metta Sama

In this poem Metta Sama presents a series of impactful statements on race in everyday life that, in the aggregate, convey the aggression of supremacist/bullying performative utterances.   WhyWeCan’tHaveNiceThings# I am terribly aggrieved about Atticus Finch being outed as a racist. I’d rather remember the good he did. Team Atticus! Saying that The Khaleesi is

Postcards to the Future: HORRIFIC / Adjua Gargi Nzinga Greaves

In this untitled poem, Adjua Gargi Nzinga Greaves pulls the lens on racial violence all the way back to explore the notion of “intra” racial violence, killing among members of the human race, identifying many of the differences we see as rationales to violence as even smaller than they are in our home on this

Postcards to the Future: HORRIFIC / Duriel E. Harris

In this long poem, Duriel E. Harris uses the list as a formal device to show an accumulation of the concepts of danger, horror, memory, within/through the body and the outside forces that surround the body.     He Who Fights with Monsters by Duriel E. Harris [excerpt] How many does it take to metamorphose wickedness

Postcards to the Future: HORRIFIC / Adrian Piper

In this work, pioneering conceptual artist, scholar, and philosopher Adrian Piper presents one of the earlier victims of racial brutality in the second decade of this century, Trayvon Martin.   “In one of her most well known works, “Self-Portrait as a Nice White Lady,” the figure in the rendering proclaims “Whut Choo Lookin at Mofo?” in