FRIDAY LIT LINKS

hi friends,

much news this week: a new luxury apartment complex in bushwick is called Colony 1209. terrified by time and yet aware that it is money, the rich own watches.  thomas pynchon is asked to edit the simpons’ script. In crossing our “no wonder Homer is such a fat ass,” Pynchon writes: “Sorry guys, Homer is my role model and I won’t speak ill of him.” 
from emoji poems to liner notes to kustom kar kommados, this week’s lit links brings you no end of media saturation.  

for my mama with love, Zanele Muholi

ANDREW
CAROLINE
KATHERINE
MALINI
MARGARET
THE DUMBEST VOGUE PHOTO SHOOT: 
In the last 80 days, a small army of miniature 3-D printed Karlie Kloss dolls have traveled the world over.
TOTAL NUMBER OF AIR MILES:  109,885.03
thoughts on the environmental irresponsibility? the horrifying doll-ification of a real woman? the nonsensical capitalization on “exotic” locations? any gulliver’s travels flashbacks? 
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THE DUMBEST VOGUE PHOTO SHOOT: 
In the last 80 days, a small army of miniature 3-D printed Karlie Kloss dolls have traveled the world over.
TOTAL NUMBER OF AIR MILES:  109,885.03
thoughts on the environmental irresponsibility? the horrifying doll-ification of a real woman? the nonsensical capitalization on “exotic” locations? any gulliver’s travels flashbacks? 
Zoom
Info
THE DUMBEST VOGUE PHOTO SHOOT: 
In the last 80 days, a small army of miniature 3-D printed Karlie Kloss dolls have traveled the world over.
TOTAL NUMBER OF AIR MILES:  109,885.03
thoughts on the environmental irresponsibility? the horrifying doll-ification of a real woman? the nonsensical capitalization on “exotic” locations? any gulliver’s travels flashbacks? 
Zoom
Info

THE DUMBEST VOGUE PHOTO SHOOT: 

In the last 80 days, a small army of miniature 3-D printed Karlie Kloss dolls have traveled the world over.

TOTAL NUMBER OF AIR MILES:  109,885.03

thoughts on the environmental irresponsibility? the horrifying doll-ification of a real woman? the nonsensical capitalization on “exotic” locations? any gulliver’s travels flashbacks? 

Country Ball is the attempt to recreate a home video from the late 80’s of my family’s mother’s day cookout. My process involved looking for 35 of my mothers drawings that illustrated outdoor recreational utilities, then I trace my mothers drawings by hand onto the computer, import them into a 3D program: build them to create a computer generated landscape. I perform in front of the camera and green screen 100 times; later inserting those videos into the virtual space to create a Hieronymus Bosch “Garden of Earthly Delights” inspired landscape. This gesture is an attempt to use drawing, performance and technology as a device to translate and document a personal mythology.

FRIDAY LIT LINKS : OUTRAGE, BODIES, BEING AGAINST

HI LIT FOLK!

this week we’re introducing a new feature: friday links. each friday the lit staff will share w/ u what they’ve been reading/watching/consuming on the internet that week. 

this week, we’ve got a lot of great stuff. from 18th c. poems about cats to futuristic hot-pink synth pop, the lit board brings you a week’s worth of reading and entertainment.

"so you are a robot," says one robot to another robot.  "don’t you want to have a body?" 
xoxoxo until next week,
the lit
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TOBIAS: 
MARY:
MOLLY:
DAVID: 
PAMELA:
OLIVER:
JAKE:
MARGARET: 
cinemakenya:

Afronauts is a pre-thesis film by talented filmmaker Frances Bodomo.
It tells an alternative history of the 1960s Space Race; it’s July 16th 1969 the night of the moon landing. As America prepares to send Apollo 11 to the moon, a rag-tag group of exiles in the Zambian desert are trying to beat America to the same destination.
This project is based on a true story. In 1964, dreams of space travel led science school teacher Edward Makuka Nkoloso to found a National Space Academy of Science, Space Research, and Astronomical Research in an old farmhouse outside of Lusaka. Nkoloso was so serious about the mission, he applied for a £7,000,000 grant from U.N.E.S.C.O. which never came through.
He gathered together a disparate crew of a 17-year-old girl named Matha and two cats. He trained his potential astronauts by rolling them down hills in 44-gallon oil drums or cut the rope of a swing at its highest point to simulate weightlessness. We do not know what became of them, other than that Matha became pregnant and was taken away by her parents.
Colour photographs are from a Cristina de Middel project via African Digital Art
The black & white photos courtesy of Afronauts.
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cinemakenya:

Afronauts is a pre-thesis film by talented filmmaker Frances Bodomo.
It tells an alternative history of the 1960s Space Race; it’s July 16th 1969 the night of the moon landing. As America prepares to send Apollo 11 to the moon, a rag-tag group of exiles in the Zambian desert are trying to beat America to the same destination.
This project is based on a true story. In 1964, dreams of space travel led science school teacher Edward Makuka Nkoloso to found a National Space Academy of Science, Space Research, and Astronomical Research in an old farmhouse outside of Lusaka. Nkoloso was so serious about the mission, he applied for a £7,000,000 grant from U.N.E.S.C.O. which never came through.
He gathered together a disparate crew of a 17-year-old girl named Matha and two cats. He trained his potential astronauts by rolling them down hills in 44-gallon oil drums or cut the rope of a swing at its highest point to simulate weightlessness. We do not know what became of them, other than that Matha became pregnant and was taken away by her parents.
Colour photographs are from a Cristina de Middel project via African Digital Art
The black & white photos courtesy of Afronauts.
Zoom
Info
cinemakenya:

Afronauts is a pre-thesis film by talented filmmaker Frances Bodomo.
It tells an alternative history of the 1960s Space Race; it’s July 16th 1969 the night of the moon landing. As America prepares to send Apollo 11 to the moon, a rag-tag group of exiles in the Zambian desert are trying to beat America to the same destination.
This project is based on a true story. In 1964, dreams of space travel led science school teacher Edward Makuka Nkoloso to found a National Space Academy of Science, Space Research, and Astronomical Research in an old farmhouse outside of Lusaka. Nkoloso was so serious about the mission, he applied for a £7,000,000 grant from U.N.E.S.C.O. which never came through.
He gathered together a disparate crew of a 17-year-old girl named Matha and two cats. He trained his potential astronauts by rolling them down hills in 44-gallon oil drums or cut the rope of a swing at its highest point to simulate weightlessness. We do not know what became of them, other than that Matha became pregnant and was taken away by her parents.
Colour photographs are from a Cristina de Middel project via African Digital Art
The black & white photos courtesy of Afronauts.
Zoom
Info
cinemakenya:

Afronauts is a pre-thesis film by talented filmmaker Frances Bodomo.
It tells an alternative history of the 1960s Space Race; it’s July 16th 1969 the night of the moon landing. As America prepares to send Apollo 11 to the moon, a rag-tag group of exiles in the Zambian desert are trying to beat America to the same destination.
This project is based on a true story. In 1964, dreams of space travel led science school teacher Edward Makuka Nkoloso to found a National Space Academy of Science, Space Research, and Astronomical Research in an old farmhouse outside of Lusaka. Nkoloso was so serious about the mission, he applied for a £7,000,000 grant from U.N.E.S.C.O. which never came through.
He gathered together a disparate crew of a 17-year-old girl named Matha and two cats. He trained his potential astronauts by rolling them down hills in 44-gallon oil drums or cut the rope of a swing at its highest point to simulate weightlessness. We do not know what became of them, other than that Matha became pregnant and was taken away by her parents.
Colour photographs are from a Cristina de Middel project via African Digital Art
The black & white photos courtesy of Afronauts.
Zoom
Info
cinemakenya:

Afronauts is a pre-thesis film by talented filmmaker Frances Bodomo.
It tells an alternative history of the 1960s Space Race; it’s July 16th 1969 the night of the moon landing. As America prepares to send Apollo 11 to the moon, a rag-tag group of exiles in the Zambian desert are trying to beat America to the same destination.
This project is based on a true story. In 1964, dreams of space travel led science school teacher Edward Makuka Nkoloso to found a National Space Academy of Science, Space Research, and Astronomical Research in an old farmhouse outside of Lusaka. Nkoloso was so serious about the mission, he applied for a £7,000,000 grant from U.N.E.S.C.O. which never came through.
He gathered together a disparate crew of a 17-year-old girl named Matha and two cats. He trained his potential astronauts by rolling them down hills in 44-gallon oil drums or cut the rope of a swing at its highest point to simulate weightlessness. We do not know what became of them, other than that Matha became pregnant and was taken away by her parents.
Colour photographs are from a Cristina de Middel project via African Digital Art
The black & white photos courtesy of Afronauts.
Zoom
Info
cinemakenya:

Afronauts is a pre-thesis film by talented filmmaker Frances Bodomo.
It tells an alternative history of the 1960s Space Race; it’s July 16th 1969 the night of the moon landing. As America prepares to send Apollo 11 to the moon, a rag-tag group of exiles in the Zambian desert are trying to beat America to the same destination.
This project is based on a true story. In 1964, dreams of space travel led science school teacher Edward Makuka Nkoloso to found a National Space Academy of Science, Space Research, and Astronomical Research in an old farmhouse outside of Lusaka. Nkoloso was so serious about the mission, he applied for a £7,000,000 grant from U.N.E.S.C.O. which never came through.
He gathered together a disparate crew of a 17-year-old girl named Matha and two cats. He trained his potential astronauts by rolling them down hills in 44-gallon oil drums or cut the rope of a swing at its highest point to simulate weightlessness. We do not know what became of them, other than that Matha became pregnant and was taken away by her parents.
Colour photographs are from a Cristina de Middel project via African Digital Art
The black & white photos courtesy of Afronauts.
Zoom
Info
cinemakenya:

Afronauts is a pre-thesis film by talented filmmaker Frances Bodomo.
It tells an alternative history of the 1960s Space Race; it’s July 16th 1969 the night of the moon landing. As America prepares to send Apollo 11 to the moon, a rag-tag group of exiles in the Zambian desert are trying to beat America to the same destination.
This project is based on a true story. In 1964, dreams of space travel led science school teacher Edward Makuka Nkoloso to found a National Space Academy of Science, Space Research, and Astronomical Research in an old farmhouse outside of Lusaka. Nkoloso was so serious about the mission, he applied for a £7,000,000 grant from U.N.E.S.C.O. which never came through.
He gathered together a disparate crew of a 17-year-old girl named Matha and two cats. He trained his potential astronauts by rolling them down hills in 44-gallon oil drums or cut the rope of a swing at its highest point to simulate weightlessness. We do not know what became of them, other than that Matha became pregnant and was taken away by her parents.
Colour photographs are from a Cristina de Middel project via African Digital Art
The black & white photos courtesy of Afronauts.
Zoom
Info
cinemakenya:

Afronauts is a pre-thesis film by talented filmmaker Frances Bodomo.
It tells an alternative history of the 1960s Space Race; it’s July 16th 1969 the night of the moon landing. As America prepares to send Apollo 11 to the moon, a rag-tag group of exiles in the Zambian desert are trying to beat America to the same destination.
This project is based on a true story. In 1964, dreams of space travel led science school teacher Edward Makuka Nkoloso to found a National Space Academy of Science, Space Research, and Astronomical Research in an old farmhouse outside of Lusaka. Nkoloso was so serious about the mission, he applied for a £7,000,000 grant from U.N.E.S.C.O. which never came through.
He gathered together a disparate crew of a 17-year-old girl named Matha and two cats. He trained his potential astronauts by rolling them down hills in 44-gallon oil drums or cut the rope of a swing at its highest point to simulate weightlessness. We do not know what became of them, other than that Matha became pregnant and was taken away by her parents.
Colour photographs are from a Cristina de Middel project via African Digital Art
The black & white photos courtesy of Afronauts.
Zoom
Info

cinemakenya:

Afronauts is a pre-thesis film by talented filmmaker Frances Bodomo.

It tells an alternative history of the 1960s Space Race; it’s July 16th 1969 the night of the moon landing. As America prepares to send Apollo 11 to the moon, a rag-tag group of exiles in the Zambian desert are trying to beat America to the same destination.

This project is based on a true story. In 1964, dreams of space travel led science school teacher Edward Makuka Nkoloso to found a National Space Academy of Science, Space Research, and Astronomical Research in an old farmhouse outside of Lusaka. Nkoloso was so serious about the mission, he applied for a £7,000,000 grant from U.N.E.S.C.O. which never came through.

He gathered together a disparate crew of a 17-year-old girl named Matha and two cats. He trained his potential astronauts by rolling them down hills in 44-gallon oil drums or cut the rope of a swing at its highest point to simulate weightlessness. We do not know what became of them, other than that Matha became pregnant and was taken away by her parents.

Colour photographs are from a Cristina de Middel project via African Digital Art

The black & white photos courtesy of Afronauts.

(via afrofuturistaffair)

Rewriting through Google Ads: Mimi Cabell and Jason Huff's American Psycho.

From “Citizen” by Claudia Rankine .

"You are in the dark, in the car, watching the black-tarred street being swallowed by speed; he tells you his dean is making him hire a person of color when there are so many great writers out there. 

You think maybe this is an experiment and you are being tested or retroactively insulted or you have done something that communicates this is an okay conversation to be having. ” - CLAUDIA RANKINE
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