Friday, October 21, 2011



artist Tomas Saraceno via

the world has enough for everyone's need, but not enough for everyone's greed

samburu women

The Rape of the Samburu Women from Cultures of Resistance on Vimeo.

"The Rape of the Samburu Women
For more than fifty years, England has maintained military training facilities in the Samburu region of its former colony, Kenya. During this period, women in the area have faced an epidemic of rape. Women from the Samburu, Massai, Rendile and Turkana indigenous communities have filed more than 600 official rape claims against British soldiers. Yet, despite documentation of their claims, a three-year internal investigation by the Royal Military Police (RMP) cleared all soldiers of wrongdoing. Meanwhile, the victims have been shamed and outcast in their communities, many to the point of exile. In the mid-1990s, Beatrice Chili responded to this situation by establishing the village of Senchen, a self-sufficient community run entirely by women. There, women build homes, weave textiles, gather and grow food, and raise children. This short film visits the brave women of Senchen, who speak candidly about their suffering and talk passionately about their demands for justice.
Watch the film to hear their stories and to find out how you can offer your support."


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Thursday, October 13, 2011



tantric paintings

The images featured above are anonymous paintings from Tantra Song: Contemporary Tantric Paintings from Rajasthan which is up right now at the Santa Monica Museum of Art.

Tantric painting helps the maker to reach spiritual union through meditative painting and focused breathing.  By focusing on the codified images in the works themselves - the viewer is encouraged to privately meditate.

The show is up from September 10–December 10, 2011 at the 
Santa Monica Museum of Art.

Igbo Ukara Cloth

Beautiful Ikara cloth designs from the Igbo people of Nigeria.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011