Diva 4, Kurt Kauper
Check out Advocate editors favorite art pieces from 2011 here.
This painting by Aaron Smith is my favorite! What's yours? Maybe one way this class site can continue is each of us keeping an eye out for our favorite art piece entangled with gender and sexuality during 2012? Post here!
Rip-staver, Andrew Smith
Wishing you a rejuvenating, relaxing, refreshing start to 2012.
Our concluding activity is a diffraction of Eve Ensler's litany, Karen Barad's concept of entanglement, and John Humbach's discussion of right relationship.
Each member of the class wrote their individual contribution to the litany enumerated (anonymously) below. The model we offered was, "I am over ______./, (and) I commit to ______." All of the slips of paper were mixed together before being passed out at random. One by one, we entangled our ideas by tossing the ball of yarn to the member of the class whose utterance was shared. They then read the slip in their own hands and repeated the tossing process, being careful to pull enough excess string from the ball of yarn prior to toss! Below is a cropped image of our circle and the yarn, captured by Anne Dalke.
Please, classmates, return here for inspiration and conversation. If I did not procure your contribution, feel free to email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I'll gladly add it to this post. The semester is coming to a close now, but we're just getting started, eh? ;)
I'm over observing from the sidelines as a passive ally for rape and sexual assault survivors. I commit to the active pursuit of JUSTICE.
A couple of us were going to continue the conversation about the group work for our last class here... I don't think we agreed who would start the thread... so here it is!
As we transitioned into snacktime, Anne summed up Part II of our class session by posing the question:
Does something trump choice?
I was reminded of this video, which may contextualize, problematize, and/or stigmatize (y)our understanding of the choice(s) you/we have as individuals and as part of a larger American culture/society... is it just me or am I making this statement highly inclusive?
Anyway, what do y'all think about this?