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CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts: March 10, 2017
"The writer and theorist Fred Moten once wrote that "to be invisible is to be seen, instantly and fascinatingly recognized as the unrecognizable."

David Hammons is also interested in the nature of invisibility—what it’s made of, how it behaves, what it does to the world, what forms it takes. He keeps the invisible invisible, or, at least, the visible unrecognizable.

There are many (many!) invisible people in the world, but perhaps the most well-known might be Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man (1952). This is the subject of Fred Moten's lecture.

This is the ninth event in our year-long season about and around the work of David Hammons."

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january 2018 by robertogreco
Throwing Away the Alarm Clock by Charles Bukowski | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor
"my father always said, "early to bed and / early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy / and wise."

it was lights out at 8 p.m. in our house / and we were up at dawn to the smell of / coffee, frying bacon and scrambled / eggs.

my father followed this general routine / for a lifetime and died young, broke, / and, I think, not too / wise.

taking note, I rejected his advice and it / became, for me, late to bed and late / to rise.

now, I'm not saying that I've conquered / the world but I've avoided / numberless early traffic jams, bypassed some / common pitfalls / and have met some strange, wonderful / people

one of whom / was / myself—someone my father / never / knew. "

[Plus a nice little bit on Satchmo, Louis Armstrong further down in the post.]
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august 2010 by robertogreco

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