Moma Dance Company – thoughts as a young, inexperienced professional 23 year old

(written on November 2, 2016)

Junior and senior staff at MoMA join together to form MoMA dance company under the guidance of Jerome Bel, with each staff member taking the lead in impromptu choreography tunes switch on and off. “Through open invitation, this production aims to temporarily transcend workplace hierarches and foster connections between people who might not typically interact.”

One of the most funniest and inspiring things I’ve seen all month.

I’m hopeful for the proliferation of the modern workplace where people are invited to share their multifaceted gifts, foster deeply personal and enriching relationships, participate in a free exchange of ideas and ultimately be the Magnesic framework that serves robust, high performing, and impactful organizations.

What are ways to implement a scenario of a more Magnesic work environment?

How does a fairly new entry dare to participate?

For example, with open space workplaces: While these kinds of orientations might serve to facilitate better communication amongst team members and through hierarchies, how do these impact workflow and our ability to focus deeply with all that extra sensory overload and stimulus?

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The Dreamers, a story of denial, withdrawal, and sexuality– how French.

(written, but unpublished from August 23, 2017, age 24)

 

The Dreamers is not for the sexually faint of heart, but it is truly a story to behold.

The lines that stayed with me:

“One of us, one of us!”

 

The scenes that stayed with me:

When Isabelle’s hair catches on fire, and Matthew is instinctively aflutter with trying to take it out and the scene fuzzes out and in–and everything seems to just slow down with that gaze..

Obviously, one of the most sensual and irreverent sex scenes I’ve ever seen. Isabelle and Matthew having sex for the first time in the kitchen whilst Theo makes some eggs for himself in the background, copping a cig, with a literal revolution (student demonstrations) and chaos unfolding on the streets.

Theo and Isabelle playfully slams the door on Matthew in the rain. And he’s locked out. A true third wheel in the most unnatural sense of the word. Matthew is left standing for moments that seem like a life-time, exasperated, dejected, rejected, third-wheeldified. So much passive aggression in this scene. SWEET RICHNESS.

All the gazes!

The best scenes and moments are left untouched so you’ll have to watch the film on your own if you’re curious to and want to understand what the hell I mean from the above.

But here’s a couple of photos to brief you 🙂

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Untamed: Jean-Michel Basquiat at Fondation Louis Vuitton

Dos Cabezas, 1982 – Acrylic and stick on canvas mounted on wood supports – private collection
Grillo, 1984 – Acrylic, oil, paper collage, oil stick, and nails on wood – Fondation Louis Vuitton

Florence, 1983 – Acrylic and oil stick on canvas – private collection

Untitled, around 1984-85 – acrylic and paper collage on paper glued onto honeycomb board – private collection

Hollywood Africans in Front of the Chinese Theater with Footprints of Movie Stars, 1983 – acrylic and oil stick on canvas mounted on wood supports – estate of jean-michel basquiat

Slave Auction, 1982 – Crumpled paper collage, oil stick and acrylic on canvas – Centre Pompidou, Paris

 

Untitled (BlueAirplane), 1981 – Acrylic, spray paint, and oil stick on canvas – Collection Stephanie Seymour Brant

Brett Kavanaugh

I think this all goes to show that we all as humans are naturally wired to be stupid.

hurtful

we have an immense and infinite capacity to love, but also to be cruel– on a whim.

and that’s what we need to remind each other of– to be the better of our natural selves. to not do stupid shit that will traumatize someone for the rest of her life. to not do stupid shit that will hurt your future and traumatize those close to you. to not do stupid shit that will jeopardize your integrity, past, present, and future. to not do stupid shit simply because it’s stupid and bad.

but then this begs the question: who or what is the ultimate teacher in preventing you from doing the stupid things?

we humans are only as good as the other humans of this planet; your older friend, your more experienced friend, your more sagacious friend.. only as good as the next.