Typed by Satpreet Kahlon in Google Chrome on Monday, November 21, 2016 at 12:59 AM
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Hey Nate! I know we haven’t talked in years, but I remember you telling me a long time ago about some of your struggles around your origin story/adoption, and I couldn’t help but think of you when I read this essay:
Anyway, I hope you are well. <3
Hi! I’m pretty good. How are you?
yeah yeah same, pretty much.
Trying to fatrying to figure out how to balance the deeply immobilizing gravity of the whole shit show without being, you know, immobilized by it
although i did take a shower today, so, you know, baby steps
so what are you up to these days? I feel like I should know because social media, but i don’t actually, and the mystery is exciting
the family is good. going to visit my parents tomorrow. excited to see them. how is your family?
whoa. the pho!
that must have been like… a thing to deal with.omg so weird to think that you had to deal with that
hahaha oh my god
i’m so sorry
damn. well, keeps you on your toes I guess
hmm interesting. interyeah absolutely
working as a full-time artist, part of my practice is really about social engagement and community outreachyeah, i don’t know. i’m doing art full time, which is pretty great, if financially questionable. a large part of my practice is socially engaged, so that’s nice, but i do wonder about the reality/importance of making objects at a time like right now right now
that’s something i’ve been thinking about really intensely for the past few months anyway, but now it feels immediate rather than abstract
i got recruited by a few mfa programs last year, so i’ve been it’s jus tand then there are a lot of artists doing social practice work, but they tend to be parachute projects that hop in and out of communities and are equally about self-aggrandizing and exploitation of vulnerable communities as they are about actually helping
so i definitely don’t want to do that or contribute to that neo-colonialist mindset. i don’t know — thinking about going to india for awhile, but also don’t want to run away? was seriously considering mfa this year, but now that feels so dumb
it’s so true — everything is political, everything is tied to this larger institutional structures of powe
how do you bring your audience to that conversationthat’s real
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hah. that’s kinda condescending to those places though, right?
i don’t know, dude. i’m not really comfortable with that kind of simplification and exotification of exotification
non eurocentric cultures, but yeah, i get what you mean
yeah, but there’s an alternative to that american dream that’s happening here, right? i don’t know anyone who wants the white picket fence anymore. and i think we can still have that future that we want to create without running away. or at least try really hard to create it
i mean, who the fuck knows
it seems hopeless as fuck. but there has to be a way to mobilize
we’re too smart to just leave and let this place rot. for one, our it absolutely is, but it’s happening — being in barbados doesn’t make it go away. i think there yeah, it’s definitely alarming. i don’t know. i have to believe there’s something that can be done
if not on a national level, then at least we owe it to our communities to dig deeper and try harder on a local level
i know that’s something i can do, and maybe it’s moving deck chairs, but if that’s what i can do, i guess that’s all i can do
i neveryeah, i think that’s super understandable
i just started reading a book called depression: a public feeling. i’m recommending it to basically everyone i know
it’s talking about how to reclaim depression into a political n actionable,feeling
that can be used in mobilizatin
it’s been helping me
in the name
(that’s a little excerpt from it that i particularly liked)
me neither. I mean, I believe Obama is a deeply inquisitive, goodhearted person, and if he exp self-cif he’s staying silent on DAPL, I feel like there’s nothing about politics I understand so late in his final term
ANd I find that comforting in a wayyeah
all those dudes were just fading away and dying, and now they’re back?
haha — fingers crossed
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hmm. top three, for sure
nvm top five.
yeah, i don’t know if leadership will do muchrepublican to go against the sitting presipresident from their own party— i don’t know
yeah. fucking biden. he was supposahhhhl sgl
for real. well, it’s been really well. it’s been superoh god. i need to go smoke myself to oblivion reali don’t understand any of it
there’s so much shit we don’t know
well, i gotta go pack for my morning flight — stay sane
i’m glad you’re let me know where you too, nate
for sure. take care
I’m leaving town (flying to my parents’) this week, but my partner, Logan, will be home. He’s available after 1pm tomorrow, after 4pm on Tuesday, and after 12pm on Wednesday.
Would any of those times work for you?
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Typed by Satpreet Kahlon in Google Chrome on Monday, November 21, 2016 at 1:50 AM
From @Tracy Rec
, who is on the ground at Standing Rock.
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Before you share another article about Trump, stop and think about who that ultimately benefits from the mainstream news that had a huge hand in getting him to the White House . Share news from Standing Rock instead.a very reliable source, right nowFrom @Tracy Rec
, a highly reliable source who is on the ground at Standing Rock right now.
It may seem frivalous to critique President Obama in the face of a Trump presidency, but this is a gross human rights violation, happening on sovereign Native lands in the United States under his watch. It is on a long list of violations that have happened under the guidancealready tarnish his legacy, but this close to the end of his presidency, with so much of the country facing the uncertainty of a Trump future, I wonder what President Obama has to lose at this point — why not stand with the IWater Protectors now?
Before you share another article about Trump from a mainstream media sotherces that had a huge hand in getting him to the White House, stop and think about who the decemination of that disseminisseminationarticle ultimately benefits, and what it is meant to be distracting you from.
Mobilize. StaStay alert. Keep talking about Standing Rock. Keep giving money (as much or as little as you can) to the Water Protectors. Pull your money from the banks who are behind DAPL.
Do not stay silent. Do not let Trump derail this before he even steps foot in office. Be vigilant. I have to believe there’s something we can do.Call your representatives. Naive or not,
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