When Paul Ryan, speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, talks of social mobility, about helping struggling Americans move out of impoverished areas to give them greater opportunity, Shiva Daniels is the kind of person he has in mind.
A federal housing voucher allowed Daniels to escape her crime-plagued neighborhood in Dallas, Texas, and move her four children to the suburb of Garland.
That move helped Daniels find a good job, working for a property management company. Today, she cherishes the small, two-bedroom house she rents, with a yard where her children can safely play, away from drugs and gang violence in Dallas.
But if Daniels, 31, were to lose the $1,082 monthly stipend she receives, she has no doubt what would happen. “I would have to move back,” she said. “I wouldn’t be able to afford it.”….. HERE’S WHY
natural course of nature against the destruction caused by modern life practices, relationships, famine and the increasing dynamic alternating man’s comprehension citing “the more we discover the more we realize we haven’t discovered enough”.
Over three days sustain-ist, archivist and video artist Adrian Tyus will introduce his interpretation of the world today through a series of works that reveal constraints/concern of natural resources, consumer treads, and societal array.
The renowned photographer and poet Ren Hang produced his final act by committing suicide due to depression jump.
Ren was born in 1987 in northeast China’s Changchun City, Jilin Province, working in Beijing.
Ren Hang is a photographer and poet, the photographic style of passion, direct rough no modification, erotic surging, naked perspective of China’s underground youth culture. He regards the human body as a pure aesthetic tool, without moral or social criticism, he represents a new generation of Chinese culture awakening. His works have been exhibited at major museums around the world, such as in Russia, Italy, France, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Austria and other places on display.
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Pendulum Project Overview
The project theme is based on the main character in this performance,” Pendulum”. It not only functions as part of the metronome, but also refers to the performer who constantly moves from one position to another. At the same time, it conveys the condition of the parallel space between the performer and audiences.
The metronome will be installed on each side of the column. The pendulum will swing back and forth mimicking the sound of the clock. It will break the boundaries between time and space and remind people to be aware of the historical space around them. While the performer is moving around the space and composing the sound pieces, audiences are expected to experience the nature of time as well as the changing pattern of life.
Besides this, the work also presents live visuals including footage of the past. With the glitch effects that demonstrates the minimalistic image of the modern time, it contrasts to highlight the collision between modern and historical period of time.
Hence, this performance is combining sound and visual that allows audience to see, hear or even touch time passing. Distinct from the five senses, people can be able to detect and notice time through perception of a new experience. CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE
Brand Creation and Media basics
“my hope is that students walk away with a better understanding of the media’s role in shaping our societies, the power of the consumer and the future of branding”
Tyus states friday afternoon.
Facilitator : Adrian Tyus
Editor: Phoebe Deng
Photos: Vanness Wang
review; experimental camp at Shanghai DaJing primary school