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All Power To The People
Last May soon after George Floyd's murder I began going to protests in New York City.
I felt for me there was no choice, I had to show up for Black lives and against this horrible murder, against racism and all that goes with it; misogyny, homophobia, transphobia,
white supremacy and fascism, of course police brutality, and so much more.
I went as a protester. I wanted to support this black led movement. I had little interest in filming or photographing protests. There are many artists, photographers, film and video makers, often people of color, seriously documenting this movement, at every action and protest. It is largely this work that keeps me informed.
That said especially in the early months I would try and catch little pieces for my instagram account, to try and let people know what I was seeing in the streets.
The first few months I wouldn't post my 'personal work' ; only posts related to Black Lives Matter, Black Trans Lives Matter, efforts in New York City to defund the NYPD, and my little moments from various protests.
This video and installation largely comes directly from my Instagram and these little moments. Some of the video is as recent as a few days ago.
For several years now I have thought of my Instagram account as a creative playground and laboratory. Where I try things and think. A long ongoing art piece, a kind of strange non-linear movie, often photos, thinking of books and xeroxes, all sorts of things...
Today I still go regularly to protests. They are usually smaller than in the summer. We work in all sorts of ways. Specific protests against events as they happen, mutual aid for houseless people and others, including food, and shelter, and health care, working to change laws, abolishing ICE and fighting for immigrants, making changes to hold police accountable, and always fighting racism.
All of us who have been regularly involved have shared trauma, from brutal arrests,
political targeting, some of us have been sexually assaulted during arrests.
But we keep fighting for a better world. We will not be intimidated.
We fight with love.
We have much pain and joy, and a great shared love.

BLACK LIVES MATTER
BLACK TRANS LIVES MATTER ASIAN LIVES MATTER
ABOLITION IS LIBERATION
ABOLISH POLICE
ABOLISH ICE
YOU CAN'T STOP THE REVOLUTION ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE
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