Not only was she the first female writer to make the Forbes billionaires list, she then became one of the very few people to take herself off that list by giving so much to charity that it actually made a dent in her fortune.
And she gets it. There aren’t enough generous billionaires in the world who remember where they came from, therefore private charity isn’t the ultimate (only) answer to poverty like some politicians would have us believe. We are all interconnected, we all need each other, in democratic countries we are part of the government, and so keeping needy people from falling into complete destitution and despair is an important and worthy role for government to take. It benefits all of us in the long run. And nobody who feels comfortable and secure now (fewer and fewer of those people around these days) has any guarantee they won’t need help themselves someday.
Marina Ambramovic & Ulay Laysiepen
Death Self, 1977
This performance consisted of the two artists seated in front of each other, connected at the mouth. They took in each other’s breaths until all of their available oxygen had been used up. The performance lasted only 17 minutes, resulting in both artists collapsing unconscious to the floor, having filled their lungs with carbon dioxide. This personal piece explored the idea of an individual’s ability to absorb the life of another person, exchanging and destroying it.
also Wendy is totally weird and cool and i have cabin fever, can this blizzard go away now?
so i was really into this particular person for no particular reason, and today i was in a great mood and i wanted to see them, and we were txting and i was being totally cute and then they “accidentally” sent me a txt of some naked girl and it said “lol remember when i took this?” and was immediately followed by “oh shit”….
some people are just awful and i don’t understand anything ever and it makes me sad and i need to stop talking about it, but i guess FIDLAR. i just want to eat pizza and die.
Dear White People (2012)
DEAR WHITE PEOPLE follows the stories of four black students at an Ivy League college where a riot breaks out over a popular “African American” themed party thrown by white students. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the film will explore racial identity in “post-racial” America while weaving a universal story of forging one’s unique path in the world.
Help send the film to the Tribeca Industry Meetings vote here.
I know ppl are still reblogging this so edited to include the voting link.
The #DearWhitePeople Union is UNSTOPPABLE. So excited to make a movie you will love as much as we love you! (which is a lot lot)
meant to reblog this to here, so…. GO VOTE IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY!!!!
“Marina Abramovic and Ulay started an intense love story in the 70s, performing art out of the van they lived in. When they felt the relationship had run its course, they decided to walk the Great Wall of China, each from one end, meeting for one last big hug in the middle and never seeing each other again. at her 2010 MoMa retrospective Marina performed ‘The Artist Is Present’ as part of the show, a minute of silence with each stranger who sat in front of her. Ulay arrived without her knowing it and this is what happened.”
I love Dvorak