". . . But the past does not exist independently from the present. Indeed, the past is only past because there is a present, just as I can point to something over there only because I am here. But nothing is inherently over there or here. In that sense, the past has no content. The past -- or more accurately, pastness -- is a position. Thus, in no way can we identify the past as past." p. 15

". . . But we may want to keep in mind that deeds and words are not as distinguishable as often we presume. History does not belong only to its narrators, professional or amateur. While some of us debate what history is or was, others take it into their own hands." p. 153

Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History (1995) by Michel-Rolph Trouillot

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Who Wears Postmamboism 002?

Vaquero writes:
Here's our new celebrity model [artist, Michael Zwack]. There will be more. If y'all will indulge me, I'm having fun with this . . . though I'm running out of 2XL . . .

To see what Michael Zwack's work looks like when it's been digitized, reduced to a small size, and lit up on a flat screen -- it's very different from seeing the real work -- go to

My favorite is
I highly second V.'s idea that you click on the links to get a glimpse of Michael's art.

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