(China Town, New York, 2013)
Monthly Archives: 三月 2013
Imagine a world that is colonized by Maya Empire.
Imagine a welfare system based on shamans’ magical power.
Imagine world wars of Jaguar, Eagle and Macaw warriors.
Imagine the attack on World Trade Pyramid.
Imagine parliaments of spirits.
Imagine pop stars of voodoo, and the Maddona of xibalba okot.
Imagine music festivals celebrating human sacrifice.
Imagine mass production of after life.
Imagine gossip magazines about ancestor worship.
Imagine astrological TV news that foretells things that will happen tomorrow.
Chilkat Tlingit canoe prow effigy
Chilkat Tlingit canoe prow effigy (American Indian Museum)
Chilkat, Alaska, ca. 1825-1875
The Haida decorated their boats with clan designs and insignia. A Tlingit might add a canoe prow figure carved in the form of a shaman who would guide the way of the approach of enemies.
-In this city, there are people from all over the world. No body cares who you are and where you are from.
-One of the great things about this country, is that everyone is a immigrant, and everyone is an American.
-New York is a melting pot.
-Oh you are from Taiwan? Interesting!
-Lots of people came to this country to take over our jobs, and they didn’t even try to learn English!
-Immigrants are hard working people, they do jobs that the locals don’t want to do. We Americans are lazy.
-My country is beautiful! Nice people, great food and the weather is super. You ask me why am I here? You know, we don’t have democracy, our politics is messed up, it is not safe in my country.
-Freedom of speech.
-It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.
-I have nothing against China and Russia but I am constantly worried about their human rights issues.
-Because of my Jewish background, my interest is to research the trauma of the Holocaust.
-We live in a time of 2.0.
-Twitter and the Arab Spring.
-Social protests in Latin America.
-Branding and Americanization.
-DIY, hacking and Culture-jamming.
-The Chinese are coming!
-I am really interested in Eastern philosophy. It’s much more calm, much more balance with the nature. Do you know a guy called LaoZi?
-I am an artist myself. You can describe me as a creative person.
-Excuses me sir, I am heading back home but now I just need one dollar to take the underground. I can give you my address and telephone!
-Do you have a spare cigarette please?