~JERRY BLACKMAN .. CARMEN ORTIZ
RE: BOSTON MARATHON BOMBING:
if you are a HIPSTER, COMPUTER GEEK, FUTURE THEORY DREAMER, or just anybody reasonably cognizant .. you will know that things really heated up when it came out that notorious CARMEN ORTIZ, the Massachusetts U.S. attorney who hounded down internet rebel/baby/genius AARON SWARTZ . . . to his DEATH (!!) will lead the government’s prosecution of the surviving younger brother .. DZHOKHAR TSARNAEV, 19 years old.
wow, now can she finally target, and I guess hopefully, legally kill .. . someone who actually harmed people. I’m thinking that’s gonna possibly turn the tide in the kid’s favor, at least not to kill him .. for a lot of people who might just see him in a more humane way now .. and who MIGHT be more likely to view him now, as a kid who got caught up in the crosshairs of a crazy fanatic mom, a loser dad, and an off-the-rails bro .. not to mention the great human propensity for manipulation, esp of the young . . .
p.s. the BOSTON GLOBE named her ..’Bostonian of the Year’ in 2011.
RE: JERRY BLACKMAN OPENING To-NITE:
(I was thinking .. JERRY BLACKMAN / as in .. GOODMAN. you might have caught the typo !! ha !!)
if you are an art-loving’ hipster, you might get more than a ‘kick’ out of JERRY BLACKMAN’S image below. the gallery website goes on and on about it .. in the most dopey way. and completely misses the point.
the theater. the lock-in .. to tragedy. the metaphor.
art at it’s best: working as a lightning rod to the brain, and .. the subconscious.
which ‘lightning’ is .. black days, old-world, upside-down world, messed-up communications, no logic. no good. short circuit. wtf. in a nutshell.
the land line. how quaint – it was not so long ago when it was the ONLY means of communication. person to person. family to family.
how fragile: wired devices. even if they be built of tough, heavy-duty plastic.
note the scissors, they spell .. ominous. a potential with just one snip .. of doomed communication.
‘THE SURROGATE SPACE … JERRY BLACKMAN & SCOTT GOODMAN”
OPENING TODAY – THURS APRIL 25 / 7-9 PM
the show runs APRIL 25 – MAY 19, 2013
109 GALLERY – 109 BROADWAY, WILLIAMSBURG, BROOKLYN, NY
the image .. also brings to mind: surveillance cameras.
you know .. the way they hang overhead like that, but in a black domed/globe .. housing.
this is another metaphor for updated/old school communication .. evolution.
in the old days, this was “how you dropped the dime”. you saw something, you made the tip-off call to the cops.
plus: it’s funny to think how surveillance, the widespread surveillance of today .. both institutional and popular/grass roots can work BOTH for and against you, I’m thinking right now, police-wise, for instance .. but widespread surveillance has many other drawbacks, re privacy, etc etc. a specific example from Boston.
FOR: widespread cameras .. both institutional & amatuer caught the 2 bombers on video planting the bombs.
AGAINST: homemade amateur video, shot by a Boston man from his third floor upper window .. showed the real truth about the first police confrontation which resulted in the younger bro mowing down his sibling, with a car .. the older bro did not simply die .. “after a firefight with police”.
of course, expect the ever-ready conspiracy theorist to pop up .. over that too, like I said: wtf. a hanging upside down .. telephone ?