I am so Lucky / I am so Angry

A guerrilla installation piece looking at institutional pressure and oppression in the arts scene at Bard College and the artist's own implicit bias/contribution to those pressures. It was allowed to stay up for 4 days before being removed.

4/12/15 - 4/14/16

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Cards and text by Aleah Black
Photographs and gifs by Samuel Audino


 
 

Selections from I am so Lucky / I am so Angry
Please read them in any order:

Oh and the world was new every day! Milk and rot and honey and god!
Kill racist art!
It took me years to relearn what you took away.
Honestly, this is about no on in particular. I think we're all to blame.
Oh!
Down with capital(ism)!
Stop Fetishizing Students!
A kind man can take critique.
Jazzhands.
Go! Go! go! Go! Go!
If this makes you feel like you have to pick a side you are missing the point.
Trailing your tail in the dirt. You are hunting something. You'll feel better if something dies.
I am not your cash cow.
Please don't throw this away.
Inclusivity doesn't mean people who are already included.
Hooray!
Destroy sneaky sexism and racism.
Poor idealist! She got that from her father!
She knows nothing about that kind of oppression.
I am going to die!
Despite all of it, I hope you've got a little love left over for me.
Where is the money going?
Despite all of it, I hope you've got a little love left over for me.
I'll never see my eyes or my back or my neck or my art.
Hooray!
I hope you hate this.
At the end of the day, this is about love.
"What a terrible thing to be a great lord, yet a wicked man." -Don Juan
Oh help I care so much.
I refuse to believe this is it.
Oh!
I wonder how long it will take for them to get rid of this.
Empathy!
What do we want? Art! When do we want it? Art!
Maybe art can be Joy!
Students are artists! Students are artists!
Empathy!
My ego embarrasses me.
Do you see how the sky opens up? Spills blood over the mountain? I am so young.
Isn't there art enough?
I am so lost.
There are other people than you.
I am jealous. I am jealous of home/ a feeling of belonging.
I am so lucky. I have so much.
Transparency with our money! The space! Your decisions!

Oh!