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I’ve recovered from my stomach bacteria attack.
On LinkTV I saw a fascinating documentary about aesthetics, a conversation between two indigenous artists, James Luna (Luiseño tribe in Souther California), Ningali Lawford (Walmajarri tribe in Western Australia). “Vis a Vis: Native Tongues” is truly unique. The two artists meet and talk via a video link. They view each other’s performance works and walk together (metaphorically) through each other’s family history, colonization, slavery, pain and sorrow.
A great piece, whose format is itself an examination of technology today and how indigenous artists (actually ALL artists)are indispensable for community cohesion, coherence, celebration.
Rodrigo is in the final week of planning “Open Community 2006” the 2-day gathering of those of us who are convinced about the inevitability of a humane, free, respectful media world. I’ll be in Santiago, Chile for the event. The program looks great. Congrats to Rodrigo and his friends who have organized it.
What a wonderful Prayer that will be with me all day today, thanks to Mary
St. Theresa’s Prayer:
May today there be peace within.
May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith. May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you….
May you be content knowing you are a child of God…. Let this presence settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and every one of us.
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