Minnie, I know you probably can’t see this on the computer. Remind me and we’ll watch it. Rayn, you might want to start watching with the Japanese artists at 8:58 min. or so to save your battery. Gregg, I like the part in Venice about halfway through where the art critics talk about contemporary art being contrived, not spontaneous, not urgent. I think you’re able to use your training in service to being spontaneous and urgent. Worth 14 minutes of my life
The following correspondence originally took place upon the Facebook wall of family…
Genaire: Sitting here listening to the only country in the world that has dropped not one, but two nuclear bombs on civilian cities discuss how other nations shouldn’t have these same weapons. Hypocrisy at its finest.
Rayn: American exceptionalism, at its worst.
Rayn: Remember this gem, from November 2012?
“It is perhaps the apex of hypocrisy that the United States, being the only nation to have ever actually used nuclear weapons against its enemy, has deemed itself the moral council on who can and cannot be trusted with ‘the bomb’.” (Artwork originally located here, upon the Facebook page, “The Anti-Media“)
A T-shaped bridge at the junction of the Honkawa and Motoyasu rivers near downtown Hiroshima was the target. At 8:15 a.m., Little Boy exploded, instantly killing 80,000 to 140,000 people and seriously injuring 100,000 more. The bomb exploded some 1,900 feet above the center of the city, over Shima Surgical Hospital, some 70 yards southeast of the Industrial Promotional Hall (now known as the Atomic Bomb Dome). Crewmembers of the Enola Gay saw a column of smoke rising fast and intense fires springing up. The burst temperature was estimated to reach over a million degrees Celsius, which ignited the surrounding air, forming a fireball some 840 feet in diameter. Eyewitnesses more than 5 miles away said its brightness exceeded the sun tenfold.